Collier v. State

In Collier v. State, 959 S.W.2d 621, 625 (Tex. Crim. App.), cert. denied, 525 U.S. 929, 142 L. Ed. 2d 276, 119 S. Ct. 335 (1998), the Court explained that a hearing on competency to stand trial is called for only if evidence brought to court's attention raises "a bona fide doubt in the judge's mind as to the defendant's competency." A bona fide doubt is raised "only if the evidence indicates recent severe mental illness, at least moderate mental retardation, or truly bizarre acts by the defendant." Id.