- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Amanda Bynes, the 27-year-old actress who was recently committed for schizophrenic tendencies, is mentally unfit to stand trial, her lawyer argued in court Tuesday.

Miss Bynes was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday for her DUI arrest in West Hollywood back in April 2012.


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Attorney Rich Hutton explained to the judge that the troubled actress did not have the mental capacity to understand the nature of the legal proceedings, TMZ first reported.

The judge transferred the matter to the mental health court where a hearing will be held to determine Miss Bynes‘ mental competency, the report said.


The actress is getting long-term treatment after being placed under a conservatorship, TMZ reported.