HOUSTON (AP) - A judge is near a decision on whether jailed Texas financier R. Allen Stanford is competent to stand trial next month.
Testimony in a federal court competency hearing in Houston is expected to conclude Thursday, with U.S. District Judge David Hittner expected to then issue a ruling.
The disgraced financier had been under treatment at a federal prison hospital in North Carolina for an anti-anxiety drug addiction developed while jailed in Houston.
Prison hospital officials say Stanford is competent for trial. However, three of Stanford's medical experts say a brain injury the financier suffered in a jail fight has left him unable to aid his