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Judge rules Montwheeler psychological evaluation will remain sealed

Judge Thomas M. Ryan ruled last week that a psychological evaluation of Anthony Montwheeler will remain sealed. The report confirms the former Nampa man is fit to stand trial. (The Enterprise/File).

VALE – A Multnomah County Circuit Court judge has ruled that the latest psychological evaluation of Anthony Montwheeler will remain sealed from public view.

Judge Thomas M. Ryan, in a narrowly-tailored response Monday, March 11, declared the December 2018 report, which confirms Montwheeler is fit to stand trial, will remain secret for several reasons.

Ryan wrote the evaluation has not been entered into evidence in court, its conclusions have only “very minimally been discussed in court” and no witnesses have testified about it.

The judge, presiding in Malheur County Circuit Court over Montwheeler’s criminal case, said that release of the report would “risk speculation . . .