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Theranos founder Holmes to claim mental condition affecting 'issue of guilt'


Coronavirus: California crosses 14,000 deaths, 750,000 cases, but they’re coming in smaller numbers Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, charged with a dozen felony fraud counts over her defunct Palo Alto blood-testing startup, plans to introduce evidence of a mental condition that affects the issue of guilt, a blockbuster judge’s order has revealed.


Federal prosecutors will be allowed to subject the Stanford University dropout to 14 hours of psychiatric testing and examination over two days, Judge Edward Davila said in a ruling this week.


Holmes had refused a March request by prosecutors that she participate in an examination, said Davila, who is presiding over the case in U.S. District Court in San Jose.


The two have denied the allegations, with lawyers for Holmes arguing in a December court filing that the government’s case was “unconstitutionally vague” and lacked specific claims of misrepresentation.


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