Does Theranos Founder Holmes’ Domestic-Violence Expert Witness Suggest a ‘Svengali Defense’?


Publish Date:
April 11, 2021
East Bay Times
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“will be laid out in terms of something like her mental distress clouded her judgment so she didn’t truly form the intent to commit the crimes” perhaps because of an “overwrought or emotional state”

“You have to somehow connect the dots that the state of emotional distress … made it psychologically impossible to form the intent,”

“It doesn’t make sense to a lot of jurors and it rarely works,”


Over Holmes’ opposition, Davila granted a prosecution request to have her examined by a forensic neuropsychologist and a psychiatrist, whose assessments, said Stanford law school professor George Fisher, could be used to undermine Mechanic’s testimony.

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