Mental Test Sought For Hutchinson Murder Suspect

By: Posted by Chris Fisher
By: Posted by Chris Fisher

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) _ A defense attorney for a suspect in a
Hutchinson woman's death says his client needs a mental evaluation.

The attorney for 48-year-old Billy Joe Craig Jr. says he is not sure if Craig is competent to stand trial or assist in his own defense.

Craig is charged with first-degree murder in the June 14 shooting death of 27-year-old Jennifer Heckel, who was found shot to death at her home on June 14.

The motion will be argued at a hearing on Nov. 30.

Another man, 32-year-old Charles Christopher Logsdon, is also charged with first-degree murder Heckel's death.

The Hutchinson News reports that prosecutors have said they believe the men planned to rob someone other than Heckel when she was killed.


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