AUBURN, Maine — A Maine psychotherapist who specializes in treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder says an attorney who defended a man charged with attempted murder should have delved into the disorder during the 2010 trial.

Bartolo Ford is seeking a new trial, saying he was provided inadequate counsel in 2010. The Sun Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2wVfMFc ) Ford is serving a 20-year sentence after being convicted of aggravated attempted murder.

Edward Tick testified Wednesday that Ford’s former attorney lacked a full understanding of PTSD. The attorney died in March.

Ford is a war veteran who served with the U.S. Army Reserve during Operation Desert Storm. Under cross-examination, Tick said he had not personally examined Ford for the disorder.


Information from: Sun-Journal, http://www.sunjournal.com