Psychological evaluation ordered for Utica double-murder suspect

UTICA, N.Y. (WBNG/WTVH) — A man accused of murdering his grandmother and landlord was deemed “unfit” for a court appearance on Wednesday.

Naythen Aubain, 29, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his grandmother, 90-year-old Katerine Aubain, and his landlord, 87-year-old Jane Wentka.

Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol told WTVH that Aubain was not fit for his Wednesday court appearance in part because he refused to go to the bathroom.

The judge ordered that Aubain have a psychological evaluation.

Aubain was sent to the hospital after he crashed his vehicle into a pole in Utica Sunday night. Police say he was combative with firefighters who responded to the scene and muttered that he had killed someone.

Investigators say they found Wentka dead at the building where Aubain lived with his grandmother. Katerine Aubain’s remains were found on Monday.

Naythen Aubain told reporters as he arrived at court Tuesday night for his arraignment that he killed them “in the name of Jesus Christ” and “she tried to touch me sexually.” He allegedly also told the judge at the arraignment that he “chopped her up” and “I’ll chop anyone up who disrespects Jesus Christ.”

David Hermanovitch

David Hermanovitch

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