Alleged fake teen doctor's lawyer eyeing insanity defense

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Posted: Aug 15, 2016 11:10 AM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The trial of a Florida teenager accused of pretending to be a doctor and stealing money from an elderly patient is being delayed so his attorney can consider an insanity defense.

According to The Palm Beach Post (http://pbpo.st/2aUjrUW ), Circuit Judge Krista Marx on Monday postponed Malachi Love-Robinson's trial from September to November. Attorney Leonard Feuer says a recent mental health evaluation of his 19-year-old client has him considering an insanity defense.

Love-Robinson was arrested in February after deputies say he was practicing medicine without a license and stole more than $35,000 from a patient.

Love-Robinson has denied the charges, saying he never said he was a medical doctor. He claims to have a doctorate from the Universal Life Church, which sells them online for $29.95.

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Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com