Arkansas man found unfit for trial on murder charge
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A state psychologist in Arkansas says a man charged with killing his girlfriend, is unfit to stand trial.
Court documents show the psychologist found 58-year-old Tony Taylor has an IQ of 57, doesn’t understand the charges against him and is unable to assist his attorney.
Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Potter Black told the Texarkana Gazette that the report “flies in the face of logic” and said she will appeal.
Taylor is charged with first-degree murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence in the March 2017 death of 35-year-old Crystal Reed.
He has pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutors say Taylor fatally stabbed Reed, cleaned up their apartment and buried the body in a neighboring county.
Police say Taylor led investigators to Reed’s body after being questioned about her disappearance.
Information from: Texarkana Gazette, http://www.texarkanagazette.com