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EDITORIAL: While focus is on Montwheeler, victims deserve better

Anthony Montwheeler has put the Oregon justice system through its paces the past 20 years and he’s at it again to save himself. 

That’s clear from the latest report and testimony about his mental condition. He’s been masterful at pitching himself as a victim, all the while leaving the true victims without justice or resolution.

A state judge last week decided Montwheeler is in no condition to defend himself. This week, the Idaho man went back to the Oregon State Hospital for yet another round of care at taxpayer expense. The idea is that with a few months of professional help, doctors will get under control the depression that keeps Montwheeler from aiding in his own defense. The law is clear in this country – you can’t try a person who can’t defend themselves or understand what’s . . .