Hatchet-wielding Wal-Mart shopper to undergo competency tests

By Nancy Cook | ncook@ktalnews.tv

Published 01/31 2014 05:04PM

Updated 01/31 2014 05:10PM

A Texas District Judge Thursday signed an order giving an expert 30 days to do a competency report on the man who attacked three people at Wal-Mart early one Sunday morning last December.

Kyle Dansby, the attorney who represents Christopher Hamilton,27, filed a motion Wednesday asking for the order, and 71st Judicial District Judge Brad Moran signed it.

An employee at the store told NBC 6 News that Hamilton tried to come in the store with his dog. When store associates told Hamilton the dog wasn't allowed inside the store, Hamilton reportedly pulled out the hatchet and started swinging it at employees.

Hamilton is facing three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is in custody on a $235,000 bond.

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