Man Charged With Murder To Have Court Ordered Mental Evaluation

Murder suspect Gregory Scott Hale. Photo from Facebook

Murder suspect Gregory Scott Hale. Photo from Facebook

Gregory Scott Hale the Manchester man charged with the murder and abuse of a corpse last week was ordered Monday to undergo a mental evaluation. Coffee County General Sessions Judge Jere Ledsinger signed the order after a request by public defender Kevin Askren.
The 37 year-old Hale was not in the courtroom when Askren requested Judge Ledsinger to sign the order.
The petition for a forensic evaluation states that Hale has “a prior history of mental illness” and that he has a history of prior commitments to psychiatric hospitals. The petition also alleges that Hale “may suffer from a mental illness.”
He is accused of killing Lisa Marie Hyder by dismembering her body at his residence on Pete Sain Road on June 8.
Hale is being held in the Coffee County Jail under a $1.5 million bond.