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Naylor not granted third psychiatric review

John Michael Naylor, 21, appeared in Harrison Superior Court yesterday as his attorney, Stanley E. Robison of New Albany, requested a third psychiatric evaluation for his client.
Work towards a plea agreement between Naylor and the court has been ongoing for about eight months, Robison said.
Naylor and Hobert Alan (Albert) Pittman, 23, are charged with murdering Albert Pittman’s father, Hobert; step-grandmother, Myrtle L. Satterfield; and the attempted murder of his stepmother, Linda K. Pittman.
Other charges filed against both men include burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, theft and auto theft.
After being presented with the defense’s request for funds for a third psychiatric evaluation as well as a continuance for Naylor’s change-of-plea hearing and trial, Davis asked if it was still the defense’s intention to go forward with the plea agreement. Robison said it was.
Prosecutor Dennis Byrd could not release details of the proposed plea agreement because it had not yet been filed with the court.
Davis did not approve the third evaluation because it would be unnecessary if the case was resolved by plea agreement. He also declined the continuance of the trial date, saying it had been in place for a long time.
Naylor was, however, granted a continuance on his change-of-plea hearing. That will be held on May 3 at 9 a.m.
Robison said he wanted a third psychiatric evaluation because the previous two were conducted by state-appointed psychiatrists.
‘I just want to level the playing field,’ he said.
The continuance of the trial date was requested because, ‘In the event that the plea agreement doesn’t work out, we are in need of more time to prepare the defense,’ Robison said.
Naylor went to the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg for a polygraph test on April 13. Dan Gress, the ISP polygraph examiner, determined that Naylor was not a candidate for a polygraph test after, Gress said, ‘the defendant admitted the facts of the charged crimes and showed no emotions’ during a pretest interview, according to a court document filed by Byrd.

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