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Psychologist: Randleman has mild mental disability

Jessica Cuffman • Aug 24, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Attorneys delved deeply into Kevin Randleman’s mental abilities to determine whether the accused cop killer can face the death penalty.

During the first day of a three-day hearing, forensic psychologist Dr. Katie Connell, an expert for the defense, said she diagnosed Randleman with mild mental disability after a months-long evaluation.

If Erie County Common Pleas Judge Tygh Tone agrees with her assessment, that means Randleman won’t be eligible to face the death penalty if he’s convicted of killing Sandusky police Officer Andrew Dunn.

Randleman, 51, is accused of shooting and killing Sandusky police Officer Andrew Dunn on March 19, 2011, after Dunn stopped him for riding a bicycle without a light.

His case is scheduled to go to trial Oct. 15.

For more on what happened during the first day of the Atkins hearing, pick up a copy of Friday's Register.

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