The trial of a man accused of stabbing an acquaintance with a deer antler has been postponed pending a mental evaluation.
Eugene Ellington, 47, faces two counts of aggravated assault for allegedly attacking 55-year-old Terry Moore in June. Ellington's trial was scheduled to start today, though his attorney filed a motion requesting a mental evaluation, said Senior Assistant District Attorney Stacey Jackson.
Muscogee County Superior Court Judge Robert Johnston III granted the request.
Columbus police discovered Moore lying on Fourth Avenue around 10 p.m. June 5 with head and stab wounds. Ellington was sitting with Moore, and witnesses said Ellington had stabbed him with a deer antler and hit him with the rim of a bicycle tire.
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Ellington was questioned and later arrested.