Donegan ordered to undergo mental evaluation
Son of a Milwaukee county judge has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation. Video by wtmj.comvideo
MILWAUKEE - The son of a Milwaukee county judge, accused of murdering a woman in a park because he allegedly thought she was one of several people stalking him, must undergo a mental health evaluation.
That was the ruling for 32-year-old James Donegan at his initial court appearance Saturday.
At the hearing, Donegan appeared shackled in a wheel chair with his right eye swollen shut.
Donegan's charged with first degree intentional homicide and armed robbery in the Sunday night killing of 45 year old Teresa Boone at Kilbourn Reservoir Park.
According to the criminal complaint, Boone was strangled and stabbed around 9:30pm in the park at 820 E. North Avenue.
Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Thomas Donegan says his son has not been taking the medication prescribed for a mental condition.
Judge Sarah B. O'Brien from Dane County is presiding over the case in order to avoid any appearance of bias in the case.