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Psych exam ordered over Oceanside tourist killing

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OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A judge has ordered a psychiatric exam for a man accused of stabbing a tourist to death in San Diego County.

Prosecutors say Eric Andreasen stabbed Katherine Parker of Lincoln during an attempted robbery last year, then lay down by her body.

Andreasen, who's schizophrenic, has pleaded not guilty to murder by reason of insanity. Two court-appointed doctors concluded he was legally insane during the killing in Oceanside and couldn't distinguish right from wrong.

But on Thursday, a judge ordered Andreasen to be examined by Park Dietz, a high-profile psychiatrist who was involved in the John Hinckley, Jeffrey Dahmer and Unabomber cases.

Andreasen's attorney, Dan Segura, tells the North County Times he'll advise his client to refuse to meet with Dietz, who was hired by the prosecution.

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Information from: North County Times

 

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