Mental evaluation for man accused of murder delayed

A third mental evaluation that was supposed to be filed on Monday, May 6, for a 24-year-old Milwaukee resident charged with first-degree intentional homicide after allegedly hammering his mother’s boyfriend to death and stabbing him 13 times was rescheduled for next Monday.

According to a criminal complaint, on November 15, 2012, Olajuawon Bell’s mother awoke to shouts from her boyfriend John Evans, who had been living with her for seven months , and found both her son, who was holding a hammer in his hand, and Evans, who was lying in a puddle of blood on the floor, in the living room.

Last Dec. 13, a doctor’s report found Bell mentally competent; however, a week after the examination was conducted, he pleaded not guilty to the charges. On Jan. 25, 2013, Bell changed his plea to not guilty by reason of mental disease, so the court ordered another examination of his mental state.

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