Lieberman then filed a motion to keep the public out of the hearing because it would reveal Serna’s sensitive medical information.
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The competency hearing was held in early May. The judge heard testimony from two psychologists who evaluated Serna. That testimony was closed to the public, including the media.
Lieberman said he still has concerns about Serna’s competency but that the defense respects the court’s decision.
“We will move forward,” Lieberman said. “We filed the motion because we believe there is a question of (his competency).”
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The family of Cole declined comment when reached on Monday.
Serna is due back in court at 10 a.m. June 7 for a probable cause hearing. After that hearing, the prosecutor’s office could request another hearing to determine if Serna should be tried as an adult.
Champaign County Prosecutor Kevin Talebi has said previously that he plans to ask the court to move the case to adult court. Talebi couldn’t be reached for comment on Monday.