Doctor Diagnosed Natalie Keepers with Six Mental Disorders

posted by Caroline Cook - 

The Commonwealth has begun its closing arguments in Natalie Keepers' case. 

A psychologist testified that the former Virginia Tech student charged as an accessory in the death of a 13-year-old girl was diagnosed with six mental disorders.

Dr. Jonathan Mack, a clinical psychologist with a specialization track in clinical neuropsychology, testified that he reviewed interrogation tapes as well as examined Natalie Keepers and her parents separately.

Dr. Mack said he interviewed Keepers for several hours in her jail cell and ran about 38 tests.

He testified that individuals with these disorders 'under stress can become psychotic' and 'their sense of self has holes in it.'

During testimony the Commonwealth and Defense argued about what Dr. Mack could tell the jury about Keepers' diagnoses, the judge ultimately decided that Dr. Mack can give the diagnoses of Keepers, but when talking about the effects it had to be hypothetical and about people in general.

Natalie Keepers has pleaded not guilty to being an accessory before the fact in the 2016 fatal stabbing of Nicole Lovell.

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