Accused library arsonist could see trial date set in Friday meeting

Following up on a story from last year, The 19-year-old man charged with setting fire to the second floor of the University's (of GA) Main Library last summer will be in court Friday for a calendar call. If a trial date is set Friday, it could be either Aug. 2, Aug. 23 or Aug. 30, according to the Athens-Clarke County Clerk's Office.

Chris Anderson, a former ACC assistant district attorney who was prosecuting the case, previously told The Red & Black he thought that an ex parte order filed in April by the defense may have called for a mental evaluation of Nelms, but he said he was not certain.

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Selective mental capacity

What has the mental capacity of a person have to do with a crime? It is just a get-out-of-jail-free card. It is always used by the defence to get the crook off the hook. "They were mentally unfit to know what they were doing. So they are not responsible and so they are innocent". Yet they seem to be mentally fit to know what their rights are! But not know that they have done wrong! Very selective mental capacity!

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