by Sheila Gardner
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November 19, 2012
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Stalking suspect competent to stand trial, defend self

District Judge Michael Gibbons ruled Monday that disbarred attorney and convicted stalker Michael Meisler is competent to stand trial and defend himself on similar charges in Douglas County.

Gibbons issued the ruling after he received an evaluation of the 61-year-old suspect from two psychologists at the Lakes Crossing Center for the Mentally Disordered Offender where Meisler spent 38 days undergoing testing.

"The court finds he understands the charges," Gibbons said. "With his background as a lawyer, he has the knowledge to be able to represent himself."

Gibbons set a date of Jan. 15 for a four-day trial.

Meisler continued to …

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