Psychiatric Evaluation Pushes Back Murder Trial
McCoppin, Robert, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Robert McCoppin Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer
A man accused of raping and strangling a woman in Naperville will undergo psychiatric examination to see if he was insane at the time of the attack.
The request by Richard G. Hess Jr. probably will cause a six-month delay in his trial for the murder of Nicole Kornely, DuPage County's top prosecutor said.
"It's unfair to the victim, it's unfair to the victim's family, to delay the case after two years, on the eve of trial," State's Attorney Joseph Birkett said.
Yet Birkett said the defendant's rights must be protected. Circuit Judge George Bakalis granted the request Monday after defense …
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Publication information: Article title: Psychiatric Evaluation Pushes Back Murder Trial. Contributors: McCoppin, Robert - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: August 26, 1997. Page number: 1. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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