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.
AL.com reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/16ceAee ) 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.