Suspect in Elkhart torture murder being evaluated

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A man accused in an Elkhart torture-murder will now undergo competency evaluations. The evaluation is for Mario Angulo Jr, who was charged alongside Donald Owen Jr. in the death of 31 year old Kimberly Dyer.

Police believe that the pair tortured the woman at a home on the east side of Elkhart before murdering her and disposing of her body. Because of the nature of the crime prosecutors are seeking life without parole.

Angulo’s attorney filed an intellectual disability motion earlier this month. State law prohibits anyone with a mental disability from receiving life without parole.

The Elkhart Truth reports Owen Jr. also underwent mental evaluations, one of those reports has already been submitted to the court.

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