DUNWOODY | Judge gives state access to Neuman's records | News
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A judge has granted the state's request to access a mental health examination of a Georgia man who claims he was insane when prosecutors say he shot and killed a toddler's father outside a suburban Atlanta preschool.
DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Gregory Adams said in a Wednesday order that psychologist Peter Thomas should transmit all records of his examination of Hemy Neuman to the court, which would then review them and turn them over to prosecutors.
Prosecutors made the request last week in hopes that it would undercut Neuman's argument that he was not guilty of the shooting by reason of insanity.
The Marietta man's trial is set to begin Feb. 13 after it was pushed back to give a court-appointed mental health expert time to examine the suspect.