Milwaukee acid attack defendant refuses psych evaluation
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 61-year-old Milwaukee man accused of throwing acid on a Latino man's face during a racist attack is refusing a psychiatric evaluation to determine whether he can assist in his own defense.
Blackwell said in court that he disagrees with his public defender's decision to ask for a competency evaluation. The doctor's report on Blackwell's refusal to be examined will be discussed Dec. 6.
Blackwell, who is white, is charged with first-degree reckless injury in a case that's being prosecuted as a hate crime. He's accused of confronting Mahud Villalaz near a restaurant and throwing acid in his face.