Fighter accused in beating has hearing delayed
Updated: Wednesday, April 17 2013, 02:01 PM EDT
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A man accused of nearly beating his girlfriend to death was scheduled to be in a Kalamazoo courtroom Wednesday, but his hearing was delayed.
Arthur Payne is now charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm and aggravated domestic violence.
Payne was on the run for a week before police arrested him in Michigan City, Indiana.
Police say he put the mother of his child in the hospital with critical head injuries.
He could face more than a decade behind bars.
Wednesday a judge was going to decide if there is enough evidence to send the case to trial. Instead Payne was sent away to a psychiatric evaluation.
The hearing will take place at a later date. We'll let you know when we find out when it will be.