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Mental Evaluation Ordered For Beating Suspect

There are some questions about the mental state of the man accused in the beating of church volunteer Mary Grace Tassone. The appearance for 50 year-old Alan Kierkegaard, now known in court records as Alan Sorensen,Kierkegaard,alan-2 lasted less than five minutes. No plea was entered. Instead, court-appointed attorney David Alkire requested a mental evaluation of Sorensen, fearing that the man accused of attempted murder is “incompetent to assist counsel.” Judge C. Anders Holmer granted the request. Evaluations can take four to five weeks or more, but Sorensen and his attorney will be back in three weeks on August 27 for a status report.


August 6, 2015

Warren Mcgee

Just my opinion but the punishment should fit the crime and
mental state shouldn't even enter into the case. That is what is wrong with this justice system. The criminals have
more rights than their victims.

Warren McGee

August 6, 2015


If he is/was incompetent.. Why wasnt gvpd officers able to see that he was mentally unstable when they had him at the park few hours prior the attack.....iam sure if the officers would not have left him at the park in the early am if he appeared unstable/incompetent.?!
Yet he was capable of driving a vehicle for several days before getting caught.
I dont believe the incompetent game. Its all Hogwash!!

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