Mental Health Exam Ordered for Montcalm Co. Man Accused of Killing Girlfriend

Posted at 4:49 PM, Nov 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-06 16:58:45-05

BXXECLbCIAAP8ZCKENT COUNTY, Mich. — The 51-year-old man accused of strangling his 29-year-old girlfriend to death in October will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Scott Hammer’s attorney asked a 63rd District Court judge for the evaluation during his appearance Wednesday.

Hammer was arrested in Sheridan after allegedly killing Danielle Scholten-Linderman Oct. 23 at a home in Spencer Township.  He was taken into custody after allegedly setting their Montcalm County residence on fire after the murder.