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Hatemonger Arrives in North Carolina for Evaluation

Evaluation to determine whether accused Holocaust museum shooter's competent for trial



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    BUTNER, N.C. -- An 89-year-old white supremacist charged with killing a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has arrived at a North Carolina prison for an evaluation of whether he's competent to stand trial.

    James von Brunn arrived Friday at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, N.C., according to a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

    Earlier this month a judge ordered von Brunn to undergo the evaluation requested by his lawyer despite von Brunn's objections.

    Von Brunn was indicted on charges including first-degree murder in the June 10 death of Stephen T. Johns, who was black. Four of the charges carry a possible death penalty if von Brunn is convicted.

    Von Brunn was struck near the ear when other guards returned fire but had healed enough to appear in court.