COPY-Lawyer opposes exam for girl charged in stabbing
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - The attorney of a 12-year-old girl accused in the near-fatal stabbing of a classmate is arguing that she shouldn't have to submit to a psychiatric exam.
A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report (http://bit.ly/TI7x7l ) says attorney Anthony Cotton made the argument in a motion Thursday. He says the exam would violate her right to remain silent.
Cotton represents one of the two girls accused of stabbing another 12-year-old in May and leaving her for dead.
During a hearing Wednesday, prosecutors asked that the girl be given a mental exam to determine whether she had any mental defect at the time of the crime. The judge granted the hearing over Cotton's objection.
Cotton says the results of the exam would presumably be turned over to prosecutors, violating the girl's right to remain silent.
Members of the newly created commission to regulate ethics laws for Wisconsin office holders and lobbyists are beginning their work with the simplest of tasks: deciding on a name. Weightier decisions aren't far...More >>
A new pilot program in southern Wisconsin is offering help for women who are pregnant and are dealing with substance abuse. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that SSM Health and Safe Communities of Madison-Dane County have...More >>
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Jaden Schwartz scored with 2:27 remaining during a 4-on-4 situation and the St. Louis Blues beat the Wild 2-1 on Friday night to leave Minnesota with a 2-0 leadMore >>
Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame another sluggish start to beat the Chicago Bulls 118-105. Milwaukee star swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo missed the game because of a sprained right ankle.More >>