Psych evaluation ordered for New Tampa murder suspect

In court, Mikese Morse entered a not guilty plea to murdering Pedro Aguerreberry and attempting to kill Aguerreberry's two young sons while the family was bicycling along New Tampa Boulevard last month.  

And, for the next several weeks, the 30-year-old Morse will be examined by a court-ordered psychiatrist.  

James Smith, Morse's new attorney, says this is the first time any court has addressed his client's mental illness.   Morse's family says "the system" has been aware of his mental illness for a decade, but failed to do anything about it.  

There'll be another court hearing late next month while the Hillsborough State Attorneys Office decides whether or not to seek the death penalty.


(Photo courtesy of Hillsborough Sheriff's Office)

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