Attorney given time to research client's medical records

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DETROIT (AP) — A judge has agreed to a lawyer's request for more time to get additional medical information on his client who authorities say killed a friend with a slow cooker during an alcohol-fueled argument about politics.

The Detroit News reports ( ) Friday that defense attorney John McWilliams said 50-year-old Tewana Sullivan has had three past brain surgeries.

McWilliams wants to know if the procedures affected Sullivan's mental state when 66-year-old Cheryl Livy was beaten to death last October in her Livonia apartment, west of Detroit.

Sullivan of Detroit is charged with first-degree murder.

Wayne County Circuit Judge Michael Hathaway is awaiting the results of an independent evaluation to determine if Sullivan is competent to stand trial.

A May 26 pretrial hearing has been scheduled.


Information from: The Detroit News,

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