Competency Hearing Scheduled for Teen Accused of Killing Foster Brother
A 17-year-old boy accused of killing his 5-year-old foster brother will undergo a mental evaluation to determine if he is competent to stand trial. Assistant Public Defender Michael Williams of Sioux City filed a motion to have Cody Metzker-Madsen tested for mental competency at the Iowa Medical Classification Center in Coralville. A judge approved the request Friday. The Council Bluffs Nonpareil reports a court date is scheduled on April 21st to review if Metzker-Madsen can proceed to a trial. Metzker-Madsen is accused of killing Dominic Elkins. The child's body was found August 31st at the bottom of a rural Harrison County ravine. Both boys were living with a foster family.