Dr. Desai ruled fit to stand trial
Dr. Desai was ruled fit to stand trial on Thursday.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Dr. Desai was ruled fit to stand trial during a hearing on Thursday.
The court found Desai competent to stand trial based on testimony provided by the Lake's Crossing Center evaluators during a January 27 hearing. The testimony "consistently and overwhelmingly" established Desai's ability to understand the charges against him and work with the defense.
The argument that Desai was not competent was based on two strokes that he suffered back in 2007 and 2008. Following observation, evaluators believed he exaggerated his symptoms and they did not cause any cognitive issues.