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Montwheeler fitness report goes to judge

The Enterprise

VALE – A long-anticipated report has been filed on the mental fitness of Anthony Montwheeler, who faces charges in the deaths of two people in January 2017.

However, officials are not releasing the results of that 37-page evaluation, filed Jan. 11.

Malheur County District Attorney David Goldthorpe said he can’t disclose the findings, and the Malheur County Circuit Court said state and federal laws prohibit the released of the report.

Goldthorpe said Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Tom Ryan, who is hearing the case, must have time to review the evaluation and then will issue rulings based on his conclusions.

The court last year ordered the evaluation to determine if Montwheeler has the mental capacity to aid in his defense. If state doctors conclude he is fit, he will be scheduled to enter a plea. If found unfit, he would be sent back to the Oregon . . .