A psychologist testified Monday that a former Ku Klux Klansman tried to fake a bad memory when tested on his competency to stand trial in a 1963 church bombing that killed four black girls. Circuit Judge James Garrett heard the testimony about ex-Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry from a staff member at a state mental health facility in Tuscaloosa. That's where Cherry's evaluation took place.
Judge Garrett had ruled the 72-year-old Cherry was mentally incompetent to stand trial in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. He could either reverse or uphold that decision based on the experts' opinions.