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COPY-Preacher's accused killer to get mental evaluation

Associated Press - July 22, 2009 8:44 AM ET

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A man accused of gunning down a southwestern Illinois pastor during a Sunday sermon will undergo court-ordered testing to see if he's mentally fit to stand trial.

A Madison County judge ordered the testing for 27-year-old Terry Sedlacek (SEHD'-lak) of Troy at the behest of his attorneys. They say their client has hallucinations and is schizophrenic.

Sedlacek remains jailed without bond on charges that he killed the Rev. Fred Winters on March 8 at Maryville Baptist Church.

Sedlacek has no apparent connection to the church or to Winters.

A not guilty plea has been entered on Sedlacek's behalf.

Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, http://www.bnd.com

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