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    Manslaughter Suspect May Finally Be Deemed Fit for Trial
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    A budget deal is reached that allows Gov. Rell's judicial nominees to receive confirmation hearings.

    A Massachusetts man charged with manslaughter in the death of a 60-year-old patient at a mental health center seven years ago may soon go to trial.

    The Cape Cod Times reports that a forensic psychiatrist told a judge 27-year-old Nicholas Davenport, of Eastham, was competent to stand trial at a court hearing this month.

    Davenport has been at a state psychiatric hospital since his arrest in 2011 in connection with the death of 60-year-old Jason Lew. 

    Lew died of a heart attack two weeks after an altercation with Davenport at a Bourne mental health center. Prosecutors say a fatal blood clot formed after Lew stopped taking blood thinners due to a bruise caused by Davenport.

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    Davenport has been found not competent eight times. His attorney has contacted an independent doctor.

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