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Wednesday, 24 August 2016 19:19

Suspect In Grisly Decapitation Case Will Undergo Mental Health Exam

Suspect in grisly decapitation case will undergo mental health exam

Mykawa Auto Parts Inc., 9100 Mykawa Rd., is shown Friday, August 19, 2016 in Houston, where the decapitated body of a man was found inside on Thursday night. (Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle)


A homeless man accused of decapitating an auto parts store owner will undergo a psychological evaluation, his lawyer said on August 22.

Raymond Jackson, 62, appeared on August 22 in a Harris County courtroom, where a judge upped his bail from $50,000 to $75,000 after hearing the grisly allegations in the death of Enayatolah Khorsand, a 58-year-old Iranian immigrant who went by "Andy."

Prosecutor Kyle Watkins said the store owner had hired Jackson to help clean up at the southeast Houston shop.

Jackson is charged with murder, accused of using a baseball bat and machete to kill Khorsand.

In grisly detail, prosecutors said Jackson can be seen on surveillance video attacking the store owner after the store closed on Thursday night with a bat, then using a machete to sever his head from his body. He can then be seen putting Khorsand's head in a plastic bag, Watkins said.

The prosecutor did not give a motive for the alleged slaying.

After listening to the brutal allegations, state District Judge Jan Krocker raised Jackson's bail from $50,000 to $75,000. She also appointed defense attorney Tommy LaFon to represent the indigent man. LaFon told the judge he may later argue for a bail reduction.


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