A DC Superior Court judge ordered a murder defendant’s transfer to St. Elizabeths Hospital, DC’s psychiatric institution, for an exam to determine if he is competent to stand trial.
Back in September, the 20-year-old defendant was found incompetent to stand trial in a misdemeanor simple assault case he picked up last year.
With this in mind, Judge Neal Kravitz ordered the defendant transferred to St. Elizabeths so he could undergo a full competency examination in relation to his murder case.
Judge Kravitz also scheduled a Dec. 7 preliminary hearing to determine if the case has enough evidence to go to trial.
Mangum sustained a gunshot wound to the left side of his chest, according to court documents. After being shot, the victim reportedly ran into a nearby market, where Metropolitan Police Department officers found him.