Mental exam for man accused in professor attack - - Jackson, MS

Mental exam for man accused in professor attack

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A mental examination has been ordered for a Jackson State University student accused of assaulting a professor on campus.

According the reports, the findings of the exam could determine if 22-year-old Donald Plummer Jr. goes to trial.

Hinds County Circuit Judge Tomie Green signed the order for the evaluation. Court papers show Assistant District Attorney Nichon Shannon didn't object.

Plummer has been in the Hinds County Detention Center since his indictment in October. He is accused of attacking JSU professor Janice Neal-Vincent on June 29. Plummer's attorney, Faye Peterson, has said Plummer has a mental condition.

Plummer was indicted on a simple assault charge involving a teacher.

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