ALABAMA MAN FACES CHARGES OF ATTEMPTING TO AID TERRORISTS
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A lawyer told a judge that an Alabama man accused of trying to aid terrorists is developmentally disabled and has an IQ in the 50’s.
A defense lawyer Tuesday asked a St. Clair County judge for a mental evaluation on Peyton Pruitt.
Lawyer Gibson Holladay wrote in the filing that Pruitt has previously been diagnosed with an intellectual disability and deficient reasoning skills and tests placed his IQ at 52 and 58.
Pruitt is jailed on a $1 million bond on a charge of attempting to solicit or provide resources for terrorism. Court records say Pruitt attempted to provide less than $1,000 in resources.
Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.
Pruitt entered a not guilty plea for reason of mental defect. Holladay also asked the judge to dismiss the case.
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