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Beating Suspect Needs Further Psychiatric Tests

The man accused in the attack of St. Patrick’s Church volunteer Mary Grace Tassone needs further psychological testing. Nevada County District Attorney Cliff Newell says that was the decision of a Superior Court Judge today (Thursday)…

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50 year-old Alan Kierkegaard, also known as Alan Sorenson, was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation three weeks ago after his court-appointed attorney indicated that Kierkegaard was not co-operative. Newell says today’s ruling is different from the previous psychiatric evaluation…

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Kierkegaard’s next court date is September 24. Kierkegaard is accused of attacking Tassone in the early morning hours of July 5 when she was opening the Church, leaving her for dead, and stealing her car. Tassone is still recovering from her injuries.

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