Psychiatric test ordered for teen slaying suspect

August 30, 1994

Timothy Kevin Fick, charged in the fatal stabbing of his mother Friday, has been sent to Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center for a psychiatric evaluation, court officials said yesterday.

The 17-year-old North Carroll High School senior is accused of the slaying of his mother, Jean Kellogg Fick, 57, at their home in the 4000 block of Farms Woods Lane about 2:15 a.m., shortly after he arrived home from his job as a cook at the Pizza Hut in Hampstead.

Barbara Kreiner, a public defender, told the court Mr. Fick's family requested the evaluation because they feared he might commit suicide.

State's Attorney Thomas E. Hickman agreed to the request, saying Mr. Fick had been behaving oddly before his appearance before a court commissioner Friday.

According to the order for emergency evaluation, Mr. Fick had been "hysterical, screaming, putting his head in the toilet and exhibiting other bizarre behavior" since his arrest.

A preliminary hearing in the case has been set for 9 a.m. Sept. 23.


* Hampstead: Hampstead units assisted Baltimore County at a woods fire in the 18800 block of Falls Road at 7:58 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for 25 minutes.

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