Mental evaluation ordered for Colville 11 year old

Author: Aaron Luna, KXLY4 Reporter / Weather Anchor , aaronl@kxly.com
Published On: Apr 22 2013 10:57:50 AM PDT   Updated On: Apr 22 2013 05:18:38 PM PDT
Two Colville 5th graders face murder conspiracy charges
COLVILLE, Wash -

A Colville pre-teen accused of plotting to kill a classmate earlier this year will undergo a mental evaluation before his criminal proceedings continue.

The 11-year-old is one of two pre-teens charged in the plot to kill a fellow 5th grader. Another child already pleaded guilty to the charges and is awaiting sentencing.

In a competency hearing in Stevens County Court Monday, the defense asked for more time in the case so that the child can be evaluated at Eastern State Hospital.

There was some question as to whether or not ESH has experts that can evaluate a child. The defense says if that's the case, they will look for another psychiatric hospital to do the evaluation.

The 11-year old is due back in court May 13th. The co-defendant is scheduled for sentencing May 7th.