Man charged with hatchet attack to be evaluated

A southwestern Kentucky man charged with trying to kill his wife with a hatchet and a gun has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine his competency and if he is mentally ill.
The Kentucky New Era reported ( ) that a judge sent 51-year-old Timothy P. Hale of Hopkinsville to undergo treatment if necessary before his case goes forward in Christian Circuit Court.
Police say Hale attacked 53-year-old Stephanie A. Hale on Sept. 22 by punching her in the face and striking her multiple times with a hatchet. Officers ay Stephanie Hale escaped from the house, but her husband followed with a gun.
Hale is scheduled to be taken to the Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center in LaGrange

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