MOSCOW, Idaho — An Idaho judge has ordered two teenagers to undergo psychological evaluations to determine whether they are competent to stand trial in the shooting death of a man they were camping with.
Attorneys for 18-year-old Matthew McKetta and 17-year-old Keagan C. Tennant filed to seek the psychological evaluations and the court granted the evaluations on Tuesday, The Lewiston Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/2vzCPVG ).
Tennant is accused of shooting 18-year-old Tim Reeves once in the face with a rifle following a game of Russian roulette and then conspiring with McKetta to hide Reeves’ body, police said.
Both Tennant and McKetta remain jailed on $500,000 bonds after being extradited from Washington state. They are accused of fleeing to the state and were caught by authorities about 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of the Canadian border.
Tennant is charged with eight felonies, including involuntary manslaughter and attempted murder. If convicted on all charges, he could face 60 years to life in prison.
McKetta faces the same charges as Tennant, excluding Tennant’s involuntary manslaughter and attempted murder charges. The maximum penalty McKetta could receive is 25 years to life in prison.
If defendants are deemed unfit to stand trial, they may be treated by a psychiatrist until they are capable of understanding court proceedings and the risks associated with pending charges.
Information from: Lewiston Tribune, http://www.lmtribune.com