A New London judge has ordered a competency evaluation for a Norwich man accused of killing his pregnant wife and setting their apartment on fire.
Patrick Antoine's attorney asked for the evaluation on Tuesday. A clinical team will evaluate Antoine at the Garner Correctional Institution, where he's being held.
Antoine has pleaded not guilty to charges he stabbed 37-year-old Margarette Mady multiple times June 2 before setting fire to the curtains.
Police say he told them she was a voodoo priestess who had cast spells on him. They say Antoine said his wife was eight months pregnant with a child he believed was not his. He allegedly said she told him he would be dead by July as a sacrifice before the child's birth.
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