Stipe found mentally incompetent

By: KXII Staff & Wire Reports Email
By: KXII Staff & Wire Reports Email

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) - A neural psychologist for the federal prison system says former state Senator Gene Stipe is mentally incompetent.

Federal Judge Ronald White announced the finding at a hearing Monday morning at the federal courthouse in Muskogee.

Defense attorney Clark Brewster has argued Stipe is competent and requested time to evaluate the findings of prison psychologist Robert Denney.

White then granted a delay in Stipe's mental competency hearing until November 5th. White also delayed Stipe's scheduled arraignment on four new felony charges from Wednesday until November 16th.

Stipe was brought into the courtroom in a wheelchair and watched
the proceedings intently and later disputed the psychologist's
conclusion.

Stipe says he doesn't believe he's incompetent and says neither do bankers who lend him money. Stipe says he also operates 3,500 oil and gas properties.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Queen Location: Ra MeL o on Oct 15, 2007 at 03:03 PM
    Life in prison for him too
  • by FED UP Location: OKLAHOMA on Oct 15, 2007 at 12:27 PM
    YEA HE KNOWS HOW TO PLAY THE SYSTEM. PLAY DUMB AND THEN ACT LIKE YOUR OFFENDED WITH THE OUTCOME.
  • by midniteryder Location: Sherman on Oct 12, 2007 at 05:43 PM
    Anyone who abuses his office by violating campaign laws is not a hero, but a crook. Doesn't matter who they are or what they did. McAlester did have a street named after him, but they swapped the name out real fast after Stipe was convicted. No reason to honor a crooked politician.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2007 at 09:38 AM
    Guilty or not, the courts should not deny the man his medical treatment.
  • by ARKIE1947 Location: Colbert on Oct 6, 2007 at 06:48 PM
    This is a shame about Mr. Stipe, I recall him saving the life of Lt. Kelly, in the V.N. War era. Kelly was charged with Murder for following Orders. Mr. Stipe is a Hero in my Bible.
  • by Mork Location: Ork on Oct 6, 2007 at 05:54 PM
    What a guy, aye? Way to go Gene
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