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Lawyer for Monsey stabbing suspect requests mental evaluation

The lawyer for Monsey stabbing suspect Grafton Thomas said on Monday he has requested a mental evaluation for his client, News 12 Hudson Valley reported.

Speaking at a news conference following his indictment, the attorney, Michael Sussman, described a long history of alleged mental illness.

Sussman says the 37-year-old from Greenwood Lake has been hospitalized for mental illness. He noted Thomas was prescribed multiple medications for serious depression.

The attorney added he had requested a 30-day mental health evaluation after speaking to Grafton behind bars, who he claimed appears to be suffering from hallucinations and is allegedly hearing voices.

…how convenient !