Mental exam for Duncan to determine if he's fit to stand trial
INDIO, Calif. (AP) - A man accused of kidnapping, torturing and killing a 10-year-old Riverside County boy more than a decade ago will undergo mental evaluation to determine if he's fit to stand trial.
A judge in Indio ordered Friday that two doctors examine Joseph Duncan III and report back in May.
Duncan, 45, is accused of kidnapping Anthony Martinez in 1997 as he played with his brother in an alley near their Beaumont home. The boy's nude and battered body was found about two weeks later under a pile of rocks in Indio.
Duncan could face the death penalty if convicted.
Duncan already has received life and death sentences in Idaho for the 2005 killing of 9-year-old Dylan Groene of North Idaho, the abduction of his sister Shasta and the murder of their older brother, mother and her fiance.
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