Michael Davis, the brother of NFL players Vernon Davis and Vontae Davis, is scheduled for a mental observation hearing on Wednesday

10:37 PM, Sep 25, 2012   |    comments
Michael Davis being arrested by DC police (PHOTO COURTESY: Prince of Petworth)
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Petworth hammer attacks suspect Michael Davis, the brother of NFL players Vernon Davis and Vontae Davis, is scheduled for a mental observation hearing on Wednesday but a doctor at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital says he's not ready to stand trial at this time.

In a letter to the court, a doctor at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital says Davis is not yet mentally competent to stand trial and has been diagnosed with "Schizophrenia, Undifferentiated Type, and a rule out diagnosis of Borderline Intellectual Functioning." 

Davis was admitted to St. Elizabeth's in May for a mental examination after the 19-year-old was charged with first-degree murder in the April death of 66-year-old Gary Dederichs and charged in two other attacks with Assault With Intent To Kill While Armed. The attacks happened over the period of three days and less than a mile from his home.

According to the letter, the doctor reports in July that Davis was incompetent to stand trial. On September 18, Davis was assessed again but seemed confused about the charges and the time he could potentially serve. In the letter, the staff reports that Davis could not give the correct names for all of his charges and could not choose the correct amount of time he could receive after he was asked to choose from several options.

The doctor also notes that during the interview, Davis appeared to be mumbling to himself and that he was disheveled in appearance.  According to the letter, "...he displayed no emotion at the thought of spending a significant amount of his life in jail or in a psychiatric hospital." 

The doctor says in the letter that although Davis is "confused about several important concepts that are necessary for him to understand before he can proceed with his case" there is a "substantial possibility that he will attain competence or make substantial progress toward that goal with an additional period of time."

Davis is taking medication for his condition.

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