Mental exam sought for ALA man accused in shooting


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Attorneys are requesting a psychological exam for a man accused of fatally shooting a University of Alabama student who ran a fake escort service.

Richard Jensen, says his 20-year-old client, Jovontai Dickerson, was diagnosed as a schizophrenic and the evaluation will help determine his mental state at the time of the shooting and whether he's fit to stand trial. reported Thursday ( ) that Dickerson and his sister were involved in the death of 23-year-old Jarrod Lockett, who was shot Dec. 4.

Officials have said Lockett posed as a madam named "Ashley" on Facebook and convinced young women to work as escorts and meet businessmen for sex.

Investigators have said the women — including Dickerson's sister — weren't paid and Lockett posed as the businessman during each encounter with them.

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