Mentally handicapped man charged with murder will likely go to group home
May 2, 2012 at 8:36 PM EST - Updated June 27 at 1:37 AM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM)
A mentally handicapped man who was arrested Tuesday and charged with murdering his caretaker in November 2010 went back to court for a bond hearing.
Brokeel Ransom, 19, who suffers from autism and is described as having the mental capacity of a three-year-old, was ordered to be held in the Muscogee County Jail without bond for stabbing Julius Rogers a year and a half ago.
Wednesday in Superior Court Judge John Allen said the Muscogee County jail is not capable of giving Ransom the support he needs for his mental disability.
He recommended Ransom undergo a mental evaluation and then be returned to the group home he has been living at since the incident.