Man charged in girlfriend’s death to undergo psych exam

October 26, 2019 GMT

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged in the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend has been ordered by the court to undergo a psychological evaluation.

The MetroWest Daily News reports 25-year-old Christopher McKoy was arraigned Thursday on murder charges for the slaying of Jamia Ammons-Maddrey in Framingham.

Prosecutors say police found Ammons-Maddrey suffering from numerous stab wounds in her apartment Monday.

Authorities arrested and charged McKoy the next day after locating him through a GPS monitoring bracelet he was wearing for an open domestic assault case involving Ammons-Maddrey.

McKoy’s lawyer asked the judge for his client to undergo a competency exam. The judge ordered McKoy to be held without bail and for him to go to a state hospital for a full competency exam. His next court date is Nov. 13.