An attorney for a 22-year-old Overland Park man accused of shooting three people outside a Lawrence bar wants a psychological evaluation performed on his client.
Joseph A. Muhammad appeared in Douglas County District Court Wednesday afternoon, with his newly retained attorney, Edward Bigus of Overland Park.
Bigus told Judge Michael Malone that he would like to obtain a psychological evaluation on Muhammad, who is charged with three counts of aggravated battery, stemming from the shooting last week near 14th and Ohio streets.
Evidence is scheduled to be heard in the case during a preliminary hearing April 10.
Muhammad remains in custody at the Douglas County Jail.
Malone also found Ryan McGeeney, a University Daily Kansan photographer and Kansas University graduate student, in contempt of court for having a camera in the courtroom during the hearing without the judge’s permission. The judge fined him $500.