SALT LAKE CITY – The defense attorney for a Utah man accused of grabbing a 5-year-old girl from her bed in a kidnapping thwarted by her father is questioning his client's mental state.
Lawyer Roger Kraft said Tuesday in 48-year-old Troy Morley's first court appearance that he would likely seek an exam to determine his client's competency for trial. Morley appeared calm in court.
Morley is facing charges including burglary and child kidnapping, which carries a maximum possible sentence of life in prison. He's being held on $2 million bail.
Police say Morley entered the house on Nov. 7 and snatched the young daughter of Stephanie and Aaron Edson, who awoke and confronted the intruder.
Authorities say Morley handed her back and was caught a few blocks away in the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy.