Beheading case against Jackson man to proceed

Posted: February 17, 2012 in Creeping Sharia, Domestic Jihad, Sharia

<em>Friday, February 3, 2012 4:25 PM EST</em>Updated: Feb 03, 2012 2:25 PM MST

<em>Friday, February 3, 2012 4:25 PM EST</em>

 JACKSON, Mich. (AP) – A preliminary examination has been scheduled for a Jackson man accused in the beheading of his neighbor.

Defense attorney Jerry Engle says Jackson District Judge R. Darryl Mazur agreed Friday with a state psychiatric report that Leo Kwaske is competent to face court proceedings in the death of 59-year-old Shirley Meeks.

The preliminary examination will be held March 2.

Kwaske was charged last year with felony murder, mutilation of a dead body and first-degree home invasion. Meeks’ body was found Oct. 15 in her Jackson apartment, about 70 miles west of Detroit. Her head also was found.

Kwaske was ordered to undergo a mental health examination. Records show he has a history of mental illness.

Engle says the Center for Forensic Psychiatry has “done a nice job” in treating Kwaske.

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http://www.wlns.com/story/16672813/beheading-case-against-jackson-man-to-proceed

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