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Next up: Trial or treatment for Montwheeler?

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

VALE — The fate of Tony Montwheeler could be decided soon in a court hearing that will consider the latest evaluation of the man’s mental health status.

Montwheeler is accused of kidnapping and murdering Annita Harmon, an ex-wife, and killing David Bates and injuring Jessica Bates in a collision while eluding police in January.

Malheur County District Attorney Dave Goldthorpe said Montwheeler underwent a court-mandated psychiatric evaluation last month at the Oregon State Hospital. The purpose was to determine if Montwheeler is fit to stand trial.

Montwheeler was transported to the state hospital . . .