Mental evaluation ordered for accused WA doctor
Saturday, October 29, 2011
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle doctor accused of fatally stabbing his partner and their 2-year-old son will undergo a 15-day mental health evaluation.
King County prosecutors say 39-year-old Louis Chen stabbed his partner 29-year-old partner Eric Cooper and son in their First Hill penthouse in August. They say Chen used as many as 5 knives to stab and slash his victims more than 100 times.
The Seattle Times reports that (http://bit.ly/rWSWgF ) Chen has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Prosecutors have until the end of November to decide whether to seek the death penalty.
King County prosecutors requested the mental evaluation at a Friday court hearing.
Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com