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USA (North Carolina): Further information on death penalty / legal concern: Johnnie Lee McKnight

, Index number: AMR 51/147/2000

On 25 September 2000, a judge announced that Johnnie McKnight is competent to stand trial, ruling that he “is able to understand the nature and object of the proceedings against him, to comprehend his own situation in reference to the proceedings and to assist in his defense in a rational or reasonable manner”. This ruling conflicts with all the expert testimony presented at the competency hearing.

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