Medication ordered for Cowlitz County Jail inmate

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KELSO, Wash. (AP) -- A Cowlitz County judge has ordered that a jail inmate be forced to take medication to control behavior so violent he nearly chewed off one of his own fingers.

Superior Court Judge Stephen Warning ordered Friday that involuntary medication is warranted for the 38-year-old Kelso man, Sergey Fedoruk. He's charged with second-degree murder in the Aug. 1 death of his brother-in-law in Kelso.

The Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/mYpCDU) Fedoruk also behaved violently when he was in jail in 2008 charged with assault, robbery and theft. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

He is scheduled for a mental evaluation at Western State Hospital in the murder case.

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Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com