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Bynes declared mentally competent to stand trial

10:18 PM, Nov 22, 2013   |    comments
Amanda Bynes attends an appearance at Manhattan Criminal Court on July 9. (Photo: Neilson Barnard, Getty Images)
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The original Amanda Bynes DUI case - the one that spawned a slew of troubled tweets and one odd aqua wig - is going ahead.

"Defendant found mentally competent," the LosAngeles Superior Court mental health department has determined, according to hearing minutes read Wednesday and reported by People. "Criminal proceedings are reinstated."

Bynes' attorney did not challenge the conclusion, which was reached, apparently, thanks to a psychiatric report, the magazine says.

The actress's DUI bust came in April 2012 and began a bizarre year and a half of further brushes with the law and eyebrow-raising behavior. Bynes' mother, Lynn Bynes, currently maintains conservatorship over her daughter's welfare. Bynes herself, 27, remains at an undisclosed facility.


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