PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has found a man charged with sexually attacking and fatally stabbing two young women in separate killings nearly 30 years ago near a canal system in metro Phoenix is mentally fit to stand trial.
Judge Suzanne Cohen agreed with two court-appointed experts that Bryan Patrick Miller is psychologically competent to be tried on charges in the deaths of 22-year-old Angela Brosso and 17-year-old Melanie Bernas. The judge said another expert who was working with Miller’s defense team couldn’t rule out that Miller was faking a mental disorder.
Cohen hasn’t ruled on a request to bar Miller from claiming he was insane at the time the crimes were committed.
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