Prosecutors seek psychiatric tests

Updated: August 21, 2009, 6:27 PM ET
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A woman charged with trying to extort $10 million from University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino may be so mentally incompetent that she does not understand the legal proceedings and may not be able to assist in her own defense, federal prosecutors said Friday in asking a judge to order a psychological exam.

In a motion filed in federal court, prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Charles Simpson to order the exam for Karen Cunagin Sypher, 49, based on "a ...

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