Bank robbery suspect competent to stand trial - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Bank robbery suspect competent to stand trial

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

A federal judge rules that Lubbock bank robbery suspect Graciano Quezada, 35, is competent to stand trial.  Quezada is accused of robbing the Wells Fargo branch in the 4300 block of 50th at gunpoint.   Police say he held a teller and at least one customer at gunpoint on February 21.  Police say he then led them on a high-speed chase all the way down to Lynn County.

Both prosecutors and the defense raised issues of mental health so the court ordered that Quezada be examined by a clinical psychologist.   

The ruling on Friday does not say Quezada was free of mental illness at the time of the robbery.  Instead, it says he is, "not now suffering from a mental disease or defect which would interfere with his ability to meet the legal criteria of competency to stand trial."   

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