Double murder suspect’s case on hold, awaiting mental evaluation
Published 10:29 am Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Authorities are not saying if or when a Mississippi man will go on trial in the shooting deaths of two women on the same night.
The Clarion Ledger reports 25-year-old Zebulum James is charged with two counts of murder.
James is in the Madison County jail, and his attorney says James is awaiting evaluation from a state mental hospital.
On Nov. 19, 2015, 48-year-old Suzanne Hogan was shot to death outside a gas station in northwest Jackson and 49-year-old Kristy Lynn Mitchell was shot in the abdomen while she was in a restaurant parking lot in Ridgeland. Mitchell died at a hospital.
The newspaper reports a private psychiatrist found James suffered from chronic paranoid schizophrenia and wasn’t capable of understanding court proceedings or of rationally communicating with his attorney.