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Archive for Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Psychological exam ordered for teen suspect

January 17, 2006

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A judge Monday ordered a psychological examination for one of two teens arrested in the fatal beating of a homeless man and a second beating that was videotaped by a surveillance camera.

Family members and their attorneys negotiated the Sunday surrender of Brian Hooks, 18, and Thomas S. Daugherty, 17, who had fled the state. They face murder charges in the death of Norris Gaynor, 45, and aggravated battery charges in the videotaped beating of Jacques Pierre, 58, police Capt. Michael Gregory said Sunday.

At a hearing Monday, Circuit Judge Steven P. DeLuca ordered Daugherty to be held for 21 days in juvenile custody and to undergo a psychological examination. DeLuca denied a request from Daugherty's attorney, Jerry Williams, for home detention.

Prosecutors have not yet decided whether to charge Daugherty as a juvenile or an adult. A hearing for Hooks was delayed until today. Because he is 18, he was charged as an adult.

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