Lawyers for one-time Silicon Valley wunderkind Elizabeth Holmes at her trial may pursue a “mental disease” defense against charges that she misled patients and investors about the capabilities of her company Theranos’ blood tests.
The potential defense was disclosed in a ruling late Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Edward Davila in San Jose, who ordered the former Theranos CEO to be examined by a psychologist and psychiatrist chosen by the prosecution over two days on video.
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