Mental Evaluation Ordered for Spell - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Mental Evaluation Ordered for Spell

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS -

One of the men accused of kidnapping and killing Sidney teacher Sherry Arnold has been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation.

Court documents indicate a district court judge ordered Michael Keith Spell to be housed at the Montana State Hospital at Warm Springs, for no more than 30 days. While there, the hospital's superintendent must examine the 24-year-old defendant and repot his medical condition. Prosecutors are recommending the death penalty for Spell, but defense attorneys are arguing against that recommendation, due to his limited mental capacity.

At last word, Spell is scheduled to go on trial January 6th, which is almost two years to the day when Arnold went missing after a morning run.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Dirty Dash Returns to Billings this Saturday

    Dirty Dash Returns to Billings this Saturday

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:22:06 GMT
    The dirtiest 5k race is back in Billings this weekend, and you still have time to register. The Dirty Dash takes place this Saturday.

    The dirtiest 5k race is back in Billings this weekend, and you still have time to register. The Dirty Dash takes place this Saturday.

  • Fire Restriction in Effect

    Fire Restriction in Effect

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:13:29 GMT
    A stage one fire restriction is in effect for Montana state parks and FWP areas.
    A stage one fire restriction is in effect for Montana state parks and FWP areas.
  • CSI Kids Camp

    CSI Kids Camp

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:09:30 GMT
    Billings kids give Crime Scene Investigation a try this week at MSUB.
    Billings kids give Crime Scene Investigation a try this week at MSUB.