In 2–3 pages:

  • Provide a brief summary of the Tortorici case, e.g., initial legal charges and court decision; how and when competency issues were raised; court findings about competency; outcomes for Tortorici; important implications of the case.
  • Describe the legal definition used in the case to determine whether Tortorici was competent to stand trial, and the court outcome.
  • Explain the legal definition for competency to stand trial in your state or legal jurisdiction. Hypothesize as to the outcome if Tortorici had faced trial in your state. Justify your hypothesis.
  • Explain the legal requirements for restoration of competency in your state or legal jurisdiction.