Murder defendant to undergo second evaluation
The man accused of beheading 51-year-old Andrew Ray Castro in January 2021 is getting a second forensic evaluation before possibly going to trial.
He also continuously questioned the court and his attorney on when he can have contact with his family
Murder defendant Donovan Allen Ornellas appeared before Superior Court Judge John Terlaje.
The additional forensic evaluation comes more than a year after a doctor ruled that Ornellas is fit to stand trial.
During the hearing, Ornellas also asked the judge when he would be able to speak with his family, sharing lingering concerns for their safety.
Defense attorney William Pole told KUAM News, “This has been a very sensational case and because of that, there has been
alleged misbehavior within the public and so the family has concerns for their safety.”
Ornellas is charged with murder and aggravated assault as a second-degree felony, along with a special allegation of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony.
As we reported, Ornellas allegedly admitted to police that he used meth before killing Castro.
He is scheduled to appear back in court on July 11.