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Judge: Teen Will Be Tested Before Trial

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    April 3, 2014 | 10:19 am
    LOGAN, Iowa (AP) 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 21 to review if Metzker-Madsen can proceed to a trial.

    Metzker-Madsen is accused of killing Dominic Elkins. The child's body was found Aug. 31 at the bottom of a rural Harrison County ravine. Both boys were living with a foster family.

    Metzker-Madsen remains at the Harrison County Jail. A message left for Williams was not immediately returned Friday.