Mental state of Elizabeth Holmes at issue in Theranos fraud case

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.

via Mental state of Elizabeth Holmes at issue in Theranos fraud case.