Mental exam for Everett inmate who stabbed lawyers
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- A mental exam has been ordered for a murder defendant who stabbed two of his lawyers with pencils in court in Everett.
The Daily Herald reports Joshua Monson was strapped in a chair in the jail for Tuesday's video hearing.
The mental exam will determine if the 27-year-old is able to assist in his defense. Monson is facing drug and murder charges.
Officials say he stabbed his first lawyer in the neck with a pencil earlier this month and stabbed his second lawyer with a pencil a few days later. The lawyers were not seriously injured. He now has a third defense lawyer.
Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com