Defense: Woman accused of killing Nassau County mother may be incompetent

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According to D’Arienzo, Kessler’s past will be part of her mental evaluation. He pointed out that few people are considered incompetent to stand trial.

“To be incompetent, one has to have a psychiatric or psychological diagnosis that impairs their ability to function, and they also have to lack the capacity or the appreciation of what they did wrong,” D’Arienzo said.