- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - A Quincy man facing murder charges is scheduled to undergo a mental fitness exam.

The Quincy Herald-Whig reports (https://bit.ly/1KmfBB8 ) a preliminary hearing was delayed Tuesday in Adams County Circuit Court for David Masterson at the request of Chief Public Defender Holly Henze. Psychologist Frank Froman will examine the 50-year-old defendant to determine his fitness to stand trial.

Masterson faces two counts of first-degree murder in the Dec. 13 death of Jason Tournear in a Quincy apartment. Police says Masterson beat Tourneau in the head with a metal pipe after an argument.

Masterson is being held in the Adams County Jail in lieu of $5 million bond.

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Information from: The Quincy Herald-Whig, https://www.whig.com


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