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Ky's longest-serving death row inmate claims mental issue, twice refuses testing in prison
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 14, 2013 7:02 AM EDT
Kentucky's longest-serving death row inmate is claiming he has a mental disability, but refusing to be tested at the state's prison psychiatric ward.
Attorneys Kevin McNally and Margaret O'Donnell want White examined by a private psychiatrist with the state picking up the tab.
The fight over which doctors can conduct a mental exam and if the state should pay for a private doctor has been lingering since White first raised it in 1984.
With the entering its third decade, state prosecutors are pushing for a judge to send him for a mental exam at the state facility or bring the claim to an end.