Now that he’s been ruled competent to stand trial John Odgren’s attorney is saying that Odgren’s memory of the murder of James Alenson may return.
Jonathan Shapiro now tells “The Boston Globe” that the extent and permanence of Odgren’s amnesia is unclear. Last Monday he withdrew a request for a mental competency hearing.
This is after prosecutors planned to hire their own psychologist to do a comprehensive examination that would give them access to all of Odgren’s medical and psychiatric records.
It’s funny how things work out that way.