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Mental evaluation ordered for man accused of attacking his wife with a meat cleaver

A judge has ordered mental tests for a man accused of attacking his wife with a meat cleaver.

Whitley County Court officials say the tests will determine if James Privett is competent to stand trial.

He's charged with attempted murder.

Investigators say he admitted hitting his wife in the head with the meat cleaver at the couple's home in February.


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