Can a Judge Halt Trial Part Way If Defendant Acts Odd?

Judges are faced with many tough decisions to make with consequences that can last forever. If a defendant has the right to understand the nature and consequences of charges against him and to participate in his defense, is this right violated if defendant acts so weird that his ability to participate in his defense is doubtful? At what point must the judge halt trial? To read about a case that exemplified this situation, click on the following link.

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