Mental Exam Ordered for Suspect in Double Homicide

3 years 8 months 1 week ago May 15, 2013 May 15, 2013 Wednesday, May 15 2013 Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8:48:41 AM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

VERSAILLES, Mo. - A man charged in the deaths of a central Missouri couple will undergo a mental exam before any more court hearings are held in the case.

Forty-three-year-old Derrell Spellmeyer of Eldon is charged with two counts of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the February deaths of Freddie and Carol Wilson of Versailles.

The Lake Sun Leader reports a Morgan County judge approved a request last week that Spellmeyer undergo a mental exam at Fulton State Hospital.

Two other people from Jefferson City - Mandy Mitchell and Garland Mitchell - also are charged in the Wilsons' death.

Prosecutors say the suspects went to the Wilsons' home to steal drugs. Officers went to the home when Carol Wilson called to say she had been shot.

 

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