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Portage man charged with murdering parents ordered to undergo competency evaluation

Nicholas Johnson - Arraignment in K
Posted at 2:13 PM, Mar 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-02 14:30:15-05

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich.  — Nicholas Johnson, who was charged with two counts of open murder, two counts of felony firearm and one count for possession of a firearm, will be evaluated for mental competency.

Johnson’s defense attorney requested he undergo a competency evaluation during a conference with prosecutors and Judge Anne Blatchford on Tuesday. The request faced no objection and was granted.

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The Michigan Center for Forensic Psychiatry will conduct the examination.

Once the order is received, a competency hearing will happen within 48 hours. The court scheduled a status review of Johnson's case for May 11 at 8:30 a.m.