White County man accused in death won't seek 2nd exam

Derrick Lynn Williams (Source: White County Sheriff's Department)
Derrick Lynn Williams (Source: White County Sheriff's Department)

SEARCY, AR (AP) - A second mental exam won't be sought for a Searcy resident accused of fatally stabbing a man last year.

Attorney Pat Aydelott with the public defender's office told Circuit Court Judge Robert Edwards the defense will stipulate to the findings in a previous evaluation that prosecutors say found Derrick Williams mentally fit to proceed to trial in the death of 37-year-old Robbie Blagg.

The Daily Citizen reports that Aydelott could've legally sought a second mental exam. Edwards on Wednesday set a pre-trial hearing for June 21 and Williams' jury trial for July 9.

Williams is accused of stabbing Blagg to death and leaving him in a ditch near Judsonia on Nov. 9. Blagg died at White County Medical Center.

Prosecutors aren't seeking the death penalty.

Information from: The Daily Citizen, http://www.thedailycitizen.com/

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