David Leonard Wood Hearing in Recess until December

on October 17, 2011 in Psychology, Serial Killers by

The hearing in El Paso, Texas to determine whether David Leonard Wood is mentally retarded has been recessed until December. It was expected to be completed Friday, but defense attorney Laura Ferry told the court that she was “nowhere near finished” cross-examining psychologist Thomas Allen.

Judge Bert Richardson is from San Antonio and the attorneys for both sides are from Austin, so extending the hearing into this week was not possible.

The cross-examination between Ferry and Allen has been contentious, with Ferry questioning Allen’s ability to explain psychological matters, and Allen impugning Ferry’s intelligence.

The hearing will reconvene in December in either Austin or San Antonio.

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