FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Experts testifying in the case of an Arizona man accused of killing a Utah sheriff's deputy agree that the defendant is mentally ill.
But they're at odds over whether Scott Curley can rationally and sufficiently help his lawyer prepare a defense, which could include a claim of insanity.
Curley is facing a premeditated first-degree murder charge in the 2010 shooting death of Kane County, Utah, Deputy Brian Harris.
A hearing to determine whether Curley is competent to stand trial resumes Wednesday in Flagstaff with final arguments.
A mental health expert for the defense testified Tuesday that Curley is incompetent, and suffers from delusional beliefs and auditory hallucinations that seriously harm his ability to aid in his defense.
Witnesses for the prosecution say Curley's consistency in interviews over time show he's capable of assisting his lawyer.
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