Mental evaluation ordered for Kennewick suspect

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KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A Benton County judge has ordered a mental evaluation for a man who says God told him to kill his grandmother.

At Monday’s initial court appearance the lawyer for 28-year-old Adam Ryan Williams of West Richland said he has a long history of mental health issues that played a role in the case.

Tri-City Herald reports (http://is.gd/SsUs6A) Williams told police after his arrest that God sent a guiding light telling him to kill his grandmother.

The body of 87-year-old Viola Williams was found Friday at her home in the Sun Meadows mobile home park in Kennewick.

Court proceedings are on hold until Adam Williams is evaluated at Eastern State Hospital.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com