Amoore psych exam re­quest

Prose­cu­tors seek psy­chi­atric exam for ac­cused Up­per Me­rion baby kid­nap­per

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - DAILY TIMES - By Carl Hessler Jr. chessler@21st-cen­tu­ry­ @Mont­coCourtNews on Twit­ter

COURT­HOUSE >> Prose­cu­tors have asked a judge to or­der a Ch­ester County woman to co­op­er­ate with a prose­cu­tion psy­chi­a­trist seek­ing to eval­u­ate her men­tal con­di­tion now that she has hinted she was legally in­sane when she al­legedly kid­napped a baby from its mother at the King of Prus­sia Plaza shop­ping com­plex.

In court pa­pers filed Mon­day, Mont­gomery County As­sis­tant Dis­trict At­tor­ney Bri­anna Ring­wood asked Judge William R. Car­pen­ter to or­der Cheri Amoore to ap­pear and co­op­er­ate at a Nov. 9 ex­am­i­na­tion by Dr. John S. O’Brien at the county de­tec­tive bureau in Norristown. Ring­wood sug­gested that de­fense lawyer Marc Stein­berg and a de­tec­tive may be present dur­ing the ex­am­i­na­tion.

Ring­wood in­di­cated in court pa­pers she is seek­ing the judge’s or­der be­cause the par­ties have failed to reach an agree­ment re­gard­ing O’Brien’s pro­posed ex­am­i­na­tion of Amoore.

“Specif­i­cally, where a crim­i­nal de­fen­dant has pro­vided no­tice of his/her in­tent to as­sert an in­san­ity de­fense at trial, the court, upon mo­tion of the com­mon­wealth, shall or­der the de­fen­dant to sub­mit to an ex­am­i­na­tion by the com­mon­wealth’s men­tal health ex­pert,” Ring­wood wrote in court pa­pers cit­ing state law.

In July, Amoore, 32, of the 900 block of Up­per Gulph Road, Tredyf­frin, through Stein­berg, no­ti­fied the judge she would wage an in­san­ity de­fense at her up­com­ing trial.

“De­fen­dant suf­fered from dis­so­cia­tive episode sec­ond-

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