Expert Says McCarrick Not Competent To Stand Trial

An expert hired by the state of Massachusetts has recommended that Theodore McCarrick be judged incompetent to stand trial on decades-old sexual assault charges against the former cardinal.

The expert’s findings were made public during a June 29 hearing in Dedham District Court, according to a statement from the Norfolk District Attorney.

While the recommendation does not itself mean that charges against McCarrick have been dismissed, a hearing on the question will be held Aug. 30, before the case against McCarrick proceeds.

Charges against the former cardinal could be dismissed at that time.

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