Psychiatric Evaluation Ordered for Murder Suspect

By Scott Sarvay

May 23, 2011 Updated May 23, 2011 at 4:14 PM EDT

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - An Allen County Court judge ordered a psychiatric examination for a 22-year-old murder suspect, Monday morning.

Two doctors will examine Brandon Baker to see whether he's competent to stand trial as well as whether he was sane when prosecutors say he killed a man with a hammer in February.

Police say they found 48-year-old Timothy Perkins' body wrapped in a blanket in a detached garage on Poinsette Drive.

They say his murderer also rifled through his pockets.

Baker is charged with murder, felony murder, robbery and burglary.

He's set to be back in court next month.

And 23-year-old Patrick Long of Fort Wayne learned Monday morning he faces a two-day trial in September for attempted murder, aggravated battery, and criminal recklessness.

He's accused of firing a weapon on Yorkshire Drive 47-times at 22-year-old Radiance Upshaw, the mother of his child last month.

Upshaw was shot at least three times and at last report, was hospitalized in a medically-induced coma.




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