IN THE MATTER OF CIVIL COMMITMENT OF ROTH
Court of Appeals of Minnesota.
Filed August 1, 2011.
Finally, appellant suggests that his stroke reduced his communication skills such that he was rendered less able to "effectively manipulate others." Dr. Fuhrman, the neuropsychologist who examined appellant eight months after his stroke, testified at the 60-day review hearing that appellant's stroke-related brain injury was mild, that he did not believe the stroke had affected whether appellant meets the criteria for commitment as an SDP, and that, even after the stroke, appellant is extremely manipulative and clearly still able to manipulate others. The district court properly concluded that appellant's stroke did not change his condition such that he no longer meets the statutory criteria for commitment as an SDP.