- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon judge has ordered a third psychological evaluation for a man charged with aggravated murder in the 2012 killing of a Lake Oswego man hacked to death with a machete.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/V3fHq9) that two earlier evaluations of Erik John Meiser, in April and June of last year, found him able to assist his defense team.

The man reportedly suffers from a delusional disorder and apparently stopped taking medication last summer. His ability to assist his lawyers is now in question.

Clackamas County Circuit Judge Eve Miller ordered that Oregon State Hospital psychiatrist Dr. Christopher Lockey evaluate Meiser on Monday at the county jail.

Meiser is charged in the slaying of Frederick Hayes Jr. The trial is scheduled for June.


Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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