Loyd Psych Eval Reveals History Of Diagnosed Mental Illness

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Evaluation reports on Mikael Loyd done by court ordered psychologists back in January show history of mental illness and offer reasoning for the opinion that Loyd is not competent for trial.

Mikael Loyd is currently facing charges for the murder of 19-year-old Melissa Rodriguez. Rodriguez was strangled and left in a shallow grave.

Last fall, Loyd had been ordered to trial on a charge of First Degree Murder in the case. In February 2014, the judge ruled he was not competent to stand trial.

In the report, Dr. Scott Moore of the Lincoln Regional Center highlights Loyd's mental illness history of being diagnosed with Schizophrenia, ADHD and Bipolar Disorder.

When left untreated, according to the report, Loyd would be nervous, anxious, delusional and have panicky feelings.

Loyd also told Dr. Moore of his suicidal thoughts and actions as a teenager.

Dr. Moore wrote in the report that as a result of the evaluation, he believed that Loyd is suffering from Paranoid Schizophrenia.

Moore believes that while Loyd was alert and understood the case, he would not be competent enough to aid in his own defense.

Dr. Bruce Gutnik also evaluated Loyd in the fall of 2013. He met with him more than once.

Gutnik says that Loyd's psychiatric history began when he was 13 and hospitalized for months in a North Carolina psychiatric facility.

At one point during the interview, Loyd indicated that if he goes to prison, he will hop the fence, get a cab and leave.

Loyd was also diagnosed by Dr. Gutnik as being schizophrenic. He added that Loyd may also have a personality disorder.

Dr. Gutnik wrote in the report that he believed with treatment Loyd could eventually become competent to stand trial.

Shortly before Rodriguez was killed, Mikael had been checked into Lasting Hope Recovery Center, but according to the testimony of a detective involved in the interviews after Loyd's arrest, Loyd said, "I told the doctor (at Lasting Hope) what I needed to get out."

Prosecutors say they believe Lloyd will become competent in the future after proper treatment. That treatment will be provided at the Lincoln Regional Center until such time that Loyd is deemed competent. Until that time, the evaluations by the doctors will be sealed.

Loyd could remain at the Regional Center for any length of time but by statute they will need to hold another hearing in six months to reevaluate the situation.

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