robert hill http://kbia.org en 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 Suspect in VA hospital killing back in court http://kbia.org/post/suspect-va-hospital-killing-back-court <p>A 33-year-old Sedalia man charged with killing a fellow VA hospital patient in Columbia is due back in court after an earlier delay.</p><p>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> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:22:29 +0000 Associated Press 31375 at http://kbia.org Suspect in VA hospital killing back in court 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 More charges for suspect in VA hospital killing http://kbia.org/post/more-charges-suspect-va-hospital-killing <p>A 33-year-old Sedalia man charged with killing a fellow VA hospital patient in Columbia now faces Pettis County assault charges.</p><p><a href="http://www.columbiamissourian.com/" target="_blank">The Columbia Missourian</a> reports that Rudy Perez Jr. is charged with five misdemeanor assaults as well as resisting arrest in connection with several Sedalia incidents in the days before the Feb. 1 beating death of 78-year-old Robert Hill of Warsaw at Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital.</p><p>Perez has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. His lawyer says Perez is mentally ill.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:14:10 +0000 Associated Press 28810 at http://kbia.org More charges for suspect in VA hospital killing