Criminal court proceedings remain halted in a Leavenworth attempted murder case because the defendant is still awaiting a mental health evaluation at a state hospital.

Criminal court proceedings remain halted in a Leavenworth attempted murder case because the defendant is still awaiting a mental health evaluation at a state hospital.

Cameron J. Walton, 34, is charged with attempted second-degree murder.

The charge stems from a Dec. 13 incident at the Grossman Center in Leavenworth.

The Grossman Center is a re-entry facility for inmates who are completing their sentences.

Walton is accused of attacking an employee at the facility. The incident was reported the day Walton was supposed to be released from the center.

Walton has been in custody at the Leavenworth County Jail since the incident.

In May, a judge ordered that Walton be transferred to the Larned State Security Hospital for an evaluation.

The evaluation was requested after Walton’s attorney, John Bryant, filed a notice that the defense plans to argue Walton lacked the requisite mental state at the time of the incident to be culpable of the crime.

Walton appeared in court Wednesday with his attorney, but it was reported that the defendant still has not been to the state hospital. Officials with the Leavenworth County Jail apparently are still awaiting word regarding when Walton can be transferred to the state hospital.

District Judge Gunnar Sundby scheduled another hearing for Nov. 3 to check whether Walton has been to the hospital.

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