Indiana man mentally fit to be judged for the murder of his ex-girlfriend

Joseph Oberhansley, 36, had initially been mentally incompetent in October last year after the death in 2014 of his ex-girlfriend Tammy Jo Blanton.

An Indiana man accused of murdering and eating his ex-girlfriend has been considered mentally fit to face a trial after spending months in a psychiatric center.

Joseph Oberhansley, 36, had initially been mentally incompetent in October last year after the death in 2014 of his ex-girlfriend Tammy Jo Blanton.

He has been receiving treatment at a mental health center since January.

Oberhansley recently returned to prison after a psychiatrist determined in July that his mental capacity had been restored.

Joseph Oberhansley, 36, had initially been mentally incompetent in October last year after the death in 2014 of his ex-girlfriend Tammy Jo Blanton.

Joseph Oberhansley, 36, had initially been mentally incompetent in October last year after the death in 2014 of his ex-girlfriend Tammy Jo Blanton.

At a pre-trial hearing last week, Oberhansley's lawyers asked the judge to delay his trial for a month so that they can form an opinion on his mental health.

The judge will have the final say on whether the competition ruling will be maintained, report the News and Tribune reports.

Oberhansley is accused of breaking into his 46-year-old ex's house four years ago and raping her.

Then, he allegedly stabbed Blanton to death and then ate parts of his body.

The judge ordered the competency assessments last year after his defense attorneys said he could not participate in his own defense or fully understand the judicial process.

Oberhansley is accused of breaking into his 46-year-old ex's house four years ago and raping her. Then he allegedly stabbed Blanton to death and then ate parts of his body

Oberhansley is accused of breaking into his 46-year-old ex's house four years ago and raping her. Then he allegedly stabbed Blanton to death and then ate parts of his body

Oberhansley is accused of breaking into his 46-year-old ex's house four years ago and raping her. Then he allegedly stabbed Blanton to death and then ate parts of his body

He has been receiving treatment at a mental health center since January. Oberhansley recently returned to prison after a psychiatrist determined in July that his mental capacity had been restored

"He is suspicious, paranoid, uncommunicative and agitated," they wrote, saying there is a "total break" in communication between them and Oberhansley.

He was considered incompetent after three doctors evaluated him.

Previously, it had been classified as a serious psychological disorder

Oberhansley was ordered to undergo treatments of & # 39; restoration of the competition & # 39; in an effort to prove it at another time.

He is accused of murder, rape and abuse of a corpse.

Oberhansley is accused of breaking into Tammy Jo Blanton's house in Jeffersonville four years ago and raping her

Oberhansley is accused of breaking into Tammy Jo Blanton's house in Jeffersonville four years ago and raping her

Oberhansley is accused of breaking into Tammy Jo Blanton's house in Jeffersonville four years ago and raping her

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