Murder suspect Maurice Wallace was ejected from a courtroom three times, interrupted and cursed at the judge and was sentenced to three months in jail for contempt Friday afternoon.
Wallace, 27, who is charged with the murder of Illinois State University student Olamide Adeyooye, repeatedly interrupted Judge Scott Drazewski, refused to be quiet and at one point yelled an obscenity at the judge.
Adeyooye, a 21-year-old ISU student who disappeared from her apartment Oct. 13, was found dead Oct. 21 in a burned-down chicken house in rural Mississippi.
Before the hearing, one of Wallace's attorneys, public defender Brian McEldowney, requested a court-appointed doctor to examine Wallace's mental fitness to stand trial. He said that request was against Wallace's wishes.
The judge ordered a fitness examination and Wallace was scheduled for a hearing March 3 on his ability to stand trial. The hearing will be used to decide if he understands the nature of the proceedings and can help in his defense.
Drazewski noted Wallace's objection and said Wallace had indicated he intends to represent himself.