Docs who evaluated Brockman as medical consultants for each the federal government and the protection provided completely different views of his cognitive skills and impairment.
Dr. Ryan Darby, a neurologist who evaluated Brockman as an knowledgeable witness for the federal government, testified that he doesn’t have an correct illustration of Brockman’s cognitive skills and that the signs Brockman has offered are worse than mind imaging would counsel. Prosecutors famous in a court docket submitting that Darby was “unable to find out if the Defendant is competent to face trial.”
A second authorities knowledgeable witness, Dr. Robert Denney, a neuropsychologist, stated he believed Brockman deliberately exaggerated his cognitive impairment to carry out poorly on testing, and he “is continuous to magnify, and he’s competent to face trial.” Brockman’s attorneys raised questions on Denney’s credibility as a authorities knowledgeable in an unrelated federal case and requested whether or not he discounted info supplied by the protection when he ready his report for the court docket.
Dr. Thomas Wisniewski, a neurologist who testified as a protection knowledgeable, wrote in an October report that Brockman has “a everlasting, progressive and irreversible cognitive impairment that’s at the moment within the reasonably extreme stage,” which “would severely restrict his capability to work together together with his attorneys to any substantive, sustained diploma, or to take part meaningfully in a courtroom trial,” in keeping with a court docket submitting.