PYSCHIATRIC TESTS ORDERED Judge Wants Hiram Lewis Mental Evaluation In Clay County Shooting Case
Reported by: Bob Aaron
Videographer: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Dec. 6, 2012 5:33 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 6, 2012 5:58 PM EST
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, Clay County
, West Virginia
Circuit Judge Richard Facemire ordered mental competency testing Thursday for a former candidate for attorney general accused of shooting a man in Clay County.
Hiram Lewis, who describes himself now as a Christian evangelist, refused to take his lawyer's advice to remain silent at what was scheduled to be a bond revocation hearing.
Lewis had allegedly threatened Clay County Sheriff Randy Holcomb, a witness in Lewis' malicious wounding and wanton endangerment case. Lewis was allowed to remain free on bond and home confinement. The case against him will not move forward until the results of the psychiatric exam are completed.
Lewis shot a homeless man he had allowed to stay at his Clay County home, but claims he acted in self-defense.
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