|Published: 9:35 AM, 04/02/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A Madisonville area man who allegedly
attempted to shoot a pregnant woman and her husband in April 2011,
had attempted murder charges against him dropped last week.
Allan Gene Presley, 61 was charged with
two counts of attempted first-degree murder and attempted
first-degree murder of a viable fetus in connection with the
incident, but a doctor said he did not have the mental faculties to
be brought to trial.
Dr. Andrew Demick told Criminal Court
Judge Amy Reedy that Presley underwent several tests and showed an IQ
of 40 and that he needed to be assessed for dementia as he has had a
significant decline in cognitive functioning over the past year.
The state did look at having Presley
committed, but Demick said he had shown no signs of insanity.
Assistant District Attorney Paul Moyle agreed to dismiss the case
after hearing the findings.
See full story in the Sunday, March 31, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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