Ammaad Chase-El ordered to continue mental evaluation

A judge on Tuesday ordered one man charged with the murder of Antonio Ayala, 34, back to St. Elizabeth’s hospital to continue a mental evaluation for 30 days.

Ammaad Chase-El, 23, appeared in court Tuesday and has been undergoing a mental evaluation since Oct. 2015. According to St. Elizabeth’s hospital, he is still incompetent to undergo a trial for first-degree murder.

Chase-El is one of the three suspects being charged with the first-degree murder of Ayala in Mar. 2015.

Herman Odom, 23, and Javonte Odom, 20, are also being charged with first-degree murder. Both men are currently being held without bail.

While in court, the judge encouraged Chase-El to remain positive after her told the hospital he was feeling hopeless and depressed because of his legal situation. He said his treatment at the hospital was “okay.”

Chase-El is scheduled to appear back in court March 29.


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