- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) - A man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend and her father in southwestern Michigan is getting an examination to determine whether he’s competent to stand trial.

The case against 24-year-old Alex Perez is on hold until the results are known. The Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph reports (https://bit.ly/1T18UFN ) a Berrien County judge ordered the review following a request from defense lawyer Richard Sammis.

Perez is jailed on $5 million bond. Berrien County Prosecutor Michael Sepic says Perez will be examined at the state’s Center for Forensic Psychiatry.

Perez is charged with murder in the deaths of 27-year-old Renee Mitchell and her father, 67-year-old John Mitchell, near Coloma in January. Police found him and his two young daughters in Georgetown, Colorado. Police believe Perez was returning home to Los Angeles at the time.


Information from: The Herald-Palladium, https://www.heraldpalladium.com

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