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The request was made Thursday in U.S. District Court in the case of Brian David Mitchell. He was indicted in March 2008 on charges of kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor.

Mr. Mitchell was evaluated by forensic psychologist Michael Wellner in April and at a federal facility in Springfield, Mo.

Mr. Wellner’s report was released to the judge and attorneys this week, but not made public.

Mr. Mitchell’s public defenders say he’s incompetent.

Miss Smart was 14 when she was taken from her Salt Lake City bedroom in 2002. She was found in March 2003.


Mayor stops a teen fight

TOLEDO — Online video shows an Ohio mayor biking through a city park stepped into a fight to break it up, yelling at the teens and calling one a “fatso.”

A video posted on YouTube shows Toledo Mayor Carleton “Carty” Finkbeiner, 70, wading into the midst of about 20 young people.

He is heard yelling, “Come here, fatso” and “Tubby, get your butt out of here.”

The mayor’s spokeswoman said Mr. Finkbeiner was alone in late May, saw the highly charged situation and took action to stop it.

It’s not the first time Mr. Finkbeiner stepped in to keep the peace.

He once chased down a motorist who had driven through a red light and gave the driver a citizen’s complaint.

From wire dispatches and staff reports