MADISON (WKOW) — A man charged with attempted murder in a Madison homeless shelter is now committed to Mendota Mental Health after a competency hearing Tuesday.
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According to Wisconsin Circuit Court Access, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn signed the commitment order for Ronald Stephens on June 1 after a competency report was first submitted May 24.
Stephens, 23, previously claimed to “have an 8-year-old mind” at his initial court appearance in April. Stephens is accused of shooting a man three times after the man taunted him about carrying a gun.
Stephens’ hands were broken when he surrendered to police in Milwaukee, he said he broke them smashing them against concrete in an attempt to feel pain.