Watch CBS News

Mental Health Evaluation Requested For Man Suspected In Sheriff's Deputy Murder Near Modesto

KCBS_740 MODESTO (AP) -- The attorney for a man accused of killing a Stanislaus County sheriff's deputy has asked the court for a mental health evaluation for his client.

KCRA reports ( ) Monday that David Machado's attorney asked the court to declare Machado incompetent to stand trial in the shooting death of Deputy Dennis Wallace.

Officials say Machado will be evaluated by a court-appointed mental health professional, who will report back to the court as to whether Machado is able to understand the nature of the proceedings against him or assist his attorney in his defense.

Machado was arrested Nov. 13 in Tulare County after an hours-long manhunt following the killing of Wallace, who was shot twice in the head.

© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.