2023-01-31 03:40:17

Ex-UCLA Lecturer Accused of Threats Ruled Mentally Unfit

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By Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) A former lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles accused of threatening students and staff was found mentally unfit to stand trial last week by a federal judge in Denver.

U.S. District Court Judge Raymond P. Moore wrote in a Jan. 27 court filing that lawyers for Matthew Harris filed a motion last October for determination of defendants competency to stand trial," the Los Angeles Times reported.

An exam by a forensic psychiatrist found Harris is presently suffering from a mental disease or defect rendering him incompetent to proceed with his defense, the judge wrote.

Harris had pleaded not guilty last February to allegations that he sent emails and posted videos threatening violence against UCLA. He is accused of sending emails with an 800-page document and links to videos to people at the university.

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