HILO, Hawaii (AP) - A court-appointed psychologist says a Big Island man accused of double-homicide is either faking or exaggerating his mental illness in an attempt to be found unfit for trial.
Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Tuesday that Tom Cunningham testified at a hearing that he believes Sean Ivan Masa Matsumoto is "malingering."
Matsumoto is charged in the February shooting deaths of his 45-year-old girlfriend and her 74-year-old mother at their Hilo home.
Cunningham and psychiatrist Andrew Bisset find that Matsumoto is fit for trial. However, psychiatrist Henry Yang has testified previously that Matsumoto suffers from "substance-induced psychotic disorder" that renders him unfit for trial.
Closing arguments in Matsumoto's mental fitness proceedings are scheduled for Jan. 17.
Matsumoto is being held without bail.