CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge on Friday denied a request from the state of Wyoming to allow its mental-health expert to examine the state's lone death row inmate.
U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson of Cheyenne ruled that lawyers for the state can review a report from a psychiatrist retained by inmate Dale Wayne Eaton's own legal team once it's finished in coming months. While Johnson said he wouldn't let the state's expert examine Eaton, he said it's possible he could review that decision later.
Eaton, 59, is challenging the constitutionality of the death sentence he received for the 1988 rape and murder of Lisa Marie Kimmell, 18, of Billings, Mont. [Read full article at