Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dad charged with torturing daughters (Riverside, California)

Dad JEREMIAH SCOTT will be examined to see if he's mentally competent to stand trial for the torture and child abuse of his two young daughters. A shrink has previously labeled him as schizophrenic.

Jul 22, 2010 7:42 am US/Pacific
Father Charged With Torturing Daughters


A man accused of torturing his two young daughters will be examined to determine if he's mentally competent to stand trial.

A Riverside judge this week appointed two doctors to examine 23-year-old Jeremiah Scott and report back next month.

Prosecutors claim Scott tortured his 18-month-old daughter, Miah, and 4-month-old daughter, Jasmine. They were found by their grandparents in a home in Jurupa in February. Investigators say both girls were tied up and had been beaten. One had a sock stuffed in her mouth.

A psychologist who examined Scott last month concluded he's schizophrenic.

Scott has pleaded not guilty to two counts each of torture, child abuse and inflicting corporal injury on a child.