Lynn to Receive Mental Evaluation
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Accused killer Ronald Lynn will have a psychiatric evaluation before he goes to trial in McCracken County on capital murder and robbery charges related to the December 2011 bludgeoning death of 66-year-old Teresa Bolden.
Attorneys met Friday and Monday to address pre-trial motions in the case. The commonwealth initially filed a motion for Lynn to receive a Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center evaluation to address a defense-filed motion which related to Lynn’s mental state at the time of the incident. assistant commonwealth attorney Seth Hancock told the Paducah Sun Circuit Judge Tim Kaltenbach granted the motion, and Lynn will receive the evaluation at KCPC in La Grange before his June 10 trial. Hancock told the Sun he does not know how long the evaluation will take, but that he does not expect it to delay the trial.
The commonwealth asked in a second motion for access within 10 days to evidence that the defense obtains from an expert witness. State law requires the defense to present that information through discovery 15 days before the trial.
Kaltenbach granted the commonwealth’s motion but gave Lynn’s defense team only 10 days to turn over the evidence.
According to police, Lynn beat Bolden over the head with a shovel on Dec. 18, 2011, in the front yard of her Ogden Landing Road home. The two reportedly got into an argument regarding payment for work Lynn was doing to Bolden’s house.