Man accused of killing 2-year-old boy to undergo mental evaluation

A Virginia man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son is set to undergo a mental evaluation.

The Roanoke Times reports McKenzie Kyle Hellman's evaluation, ordered on May 30, 2019, is meant to determine his mental competency at the time of the boy's January death and if he's fit to stand trial. Hellman is charged with felony murder in the death of Steven Dale Meek, II.

Hellman and the boy's mother, Kayla Nicole Thomas, are charged with offenses included aggravated sexual battery of a child younger than 13. They are also accused of sexually sbusing Steven and making child pornography. The charge of felony murder says the victim died during the commission of another felony.

Hellman’s attorney, Fred Kellerman, says Hellman has been involuntarily committed to mental health facilities several times. The evaluation may be reviewed in September.

Source: ABC-13 WSET.

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