va hospital http://kbia.org en New veterans' court opens http://kbia.org/post/new-veterans-court-opens <p></p><p>A veterans' treatment court is now up and running for Missouri's 13<sup>th</sup> Circuit, which includes Boone and Callaway counties.</p><p>The Veterans United Foundation has given 100-thousand dollars to operate the court, which deals only with cases involving veterans. Clayton VanNurden is the court's administrator. &nbsp;He says having a single court for veterans will give them the opportunity to undergo treatment programs with other veterans.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 22:29:42 +0000 Alex Brown 40220 at http://kbia.org New veterans' court opens Suspect in VA murder wants transfer to mental health facility http://kbia.org/post/suspect-va-murder-wants-transfer-mental-health-facility <p></p><p>A 33-year-old Sedalia man charged with killing a fellow patient at a Columbia veterans' hospital wants a transfer from the Boone County Jail to a state mental health hospital in Fulton.</p><p>The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Rudy Perez Jr. is asking a judge to help provide treatment for psychotic symptoms. Defense attorney David Tyson Smith says Perez is schizophrenic. Wed, 29 May 2013 21:31:08 +0000 Associated Press 34539 at http://kbia.org Suspect in VA murder wants transfer to mental health facility Suspect in VA hospital death to have mental exam http://kbia.org/post/suspect-va-hospital-death-have-mental-exam <p>A Sedalia man charged with killing a fellow patient at a Columbia veterans' hospital will receive a court-ordered psychiatric exam after an earlier plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/161439/veterans-hospital-homicide-suspect-to-undergo-mental-evaluation/" target="_blank">Columbia Missourian reports </a>that Boone County prosecutors and the lawyer for 33-year-old Rudy Perez Jr. agreed on the medical evaluation at a Monday hearing.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 18:36:47 +0000 Associated Press 32984 at http://kbia.org Hearing set for suspect in VA hospital killing http://kbia.org/post/hearing-set-suspect-va-hospital-killing <p>A 33-year-old Sedalia man charged with killing a fellow VA hospital patient in Columbia is due back in court.<br>Rudy Perez Jr. is charged with first-degree murder in the Feb. 1 death of 78-year-old Robert Hill of Warsaw at Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. His attorney, David Tyson Smith, says Perez is schizophrenic.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:50:04 +0000 Associated Press 29811 at http://kbia.org Update: Victim, suspect ID'd in Truman VA hospital homicide http://kbia.org/post/update-victim-suspect-idd-truman-va-hospital-homicide <p>78-year-old Robert Hill of Warsaw was the man killed by another patient at Truman Veterans Hospital on Friday, Columbia police spokesperson Sgt. Joe Bernhard said in a release.&nbsp;</p><p>Bernhard said Hill was involved in an assault at about 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1. He died from the injuries he sustained in the assault. The release said no weapons were involved in the assault, but didn't go into further detail.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 19:10:24 +0000 Harum Helmy 28316 at http://kbia.org Columbia police investigating homicide at Truman VA Hospital http://kbia.org/post/columbia-police-investigating-homicide-truman-va-hospital <p>Columbia Police say they are investigating a homicide at the Harry S. Truman&nbsp;Memorial Veterans'&nbsp;Hospital in Columbia that happened on Friday. In a press release, police say the suspect and victim were both patients at the VA Hospital, and that the suspect is currently in custody. Police aren’t releasing any other information right now. Sun, 03 Feb 2013 06:07:49 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 28258 at http://kbia.org