Suspect in police volunteer's killing deemed mentally unfit

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) A woman accused of killing a sheriff's office volunteer has been deemed mentally unfit to stand trial by two court-appointed doctors.

The East Bay Times reports (http://bayareane.ws/2pjeUGN ) an Alameda County judge received the doctors' examinations of 24-year-old Laura Rodgers on Wednesday.

The prosecution has until May 5 to decide if it will challenge the findings in front of a jury or allow Rodgers to start mental health treatment at a state hospital.

Rodgers is accused of killing 21-year-old Karla Ramirez-Segoviano in November with the help of her boyfriend, Curtys Taylor, who is also charged with murder.

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Rodgers would return to court to face charges once she is declared competent enough if she is sent to get treatment.

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Information from: East Bay Times, http://www.eastbaytimes.com