Medina Found Competent To Stand Trial

By Daryl Kelley

A psychologist has found a 15-year-old murder suspect from Mira Monte competent to stand trial, but defense attorneys are now seeking a trial to determine if Alex Medina is mentally capable of assisting in his own defense. Medina has pleaded  not guilty to charges of  killing 16-year-old Seth Scarminach, a Chaparral High School student, at a teen party in Meiners Oaks last April. A Superior Court judge on Friday continued Medina's competency hearing for a week after defense lawyer Robyn Bramson requested a full competency

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