Only a small proportion of defendants referred for evaluation are found incompetent to stand trial. Most are floridly psychotic. It is a rare defendant who is found incompetent on the basis of depression, no matter how severe. Attorneys declared a doubt as to Steven Hayes’ competency when the suicidal defendant declined to participate in jury selection at his trial. He was on a trial in the high-profile murder of a mother and her daughters from a prominent Connecticut family. The competency evaluation was a bit unusual in that it was conducted by a team of mental health professionals. Mr. Hayes was found competent, and in early 2011 was sentenced to die, as he wanted.