TUCSON, Ariz. — A Pima County judge has approved a request to have a man
accused of killing his former girlfriend’s infant undergo a psychological
evaluation to determine whether he’s mentally competent.
The Arizona Daily Star reports that Jeremy David
Millis’ attorney said his client shows symptoms of severe autism spectrum
disorder and likely can’t assist in defending himself against a charge that he
killed 8-month-old Connor Kroviak in January.
Pima County Superior Court Judge Deborah Bernini said two doctors would
interview Millis to determine his condition.
Authorities say Millis was frustrated on the night that the child was injured
because the infant wouldn’t stop crying.
Investigators say Millis squeezed the child’s throat for several seconds at a
time to get him to stop crying.
The child died five days later.
Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com