Doctor finds Milwaukee acid attack suspect fit for trial
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP)- A 61-year-old Wisconsin man accused of throwing acid on a Latino man’s face during a racist attack has been found competent to stand trial.
The doctor’s analysis was revealed during a court hearing Monday in Milwaukee.
Clifton Blackwell, who is white, is charged with first-degree reckless injury in a case that’s being prosecuted as a hate crime.
He’s accused of attacking Mahud Villalaz in November after accusing him of being in the country illegally.
Designating the case as a hate crime means Blackwell could face a longer sentence if convicted.
He is due in court again Jan. 14.