--File--Stephen Morgan stands in court for his arraignment in the death of Johanna Justin-Jinich, May 8, 2009.
Updated: Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009, 11:58 AM EST
Published : Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009, 11:58 AM EST
Middletown (AP) - A man accused of shooting a Wesleyan University student to death in May is undergoing a mental health evaluation.
Stephen P. Morgan, 30, has pleaded not guilty to murder, intimidation based on bigotry or bias and carrying a pistol without a permit.
His attorney Richard Brown says he arranged the psychiatric evaluation to help determine how he will defend his client.
Morgan appeared briefly Tuesday in Middletown Superior Court and is due back on Jan. 26. He's accused of the May 6 killing of Johanna Justin-Jinich, of Timnath, Colo., inside a bookstore cafe near the Middletown campus.
Middletown police say they found writings by Morgan, who is from Marblehead, Mass., threatening to kill Justin-Jinich and other Jewish students at Wesleyan.