Manslaughter Defendant Requests Criminal Responsibility Test

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On March 20, 23-year-old manslaughter defendant Tanee Dorothy Stokes appeared in mental health court before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Gale E. Rasin to request a mental evaluation to determine if she was criminally responsible for her actions.

Stokes is charged with manslaughter for allegedly failing to return to the scene and vehicle death. 

Stokes’ defense attorney Tony Garcia originally requested a competency evaluation on March 5 after meeting with his client who allegedly left his office upset and unable to assist with her case. 

Garcia no longer had any concerns about Stokes competency, but Stokes still requested a test for criminal responsibility. 

Judge Rasin granted Stokes evaluations for competency and criminal responsibility.

Stokes will appear back in mental health court on June 5. No trial date has been set yet.

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