Grand Rapids Shooting Suspect Charged With Murder, Ordered to Undergo Mental Evaluation

By KBJR News 1

December 31, 2012 Updated Dec 31, 2012 at 5:31 PM CDT

Grand Rapids, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The suspect in a double shooting in Grand Rapids has been charged with murder.

William Levi Payne, 26, previously faced two counts of attempted murder, but one of his charges was upgraded after one of the victims, Rosemary Oberg-Johnson, died in the hospital over the weekend.

Payne is now charged with one count of 2nd degree murder, one count of first degree attempted murder, one count of kidnapping, one count of terroristic threats, two counts of burglary in the first degree, one count of 2nd degree assault and one count of violation of an order for protection.

Payne was in District Court Monday, where at the request of his defense attorney, a judge ordered he be evaluated to determine whether he was legally-insane at the time of the shooting and whether he understands the court process.

Also in court Monday, it was ordered that Payne's bail be revoked pending further order of the court.

According to court documents, Payne's next court appearance will be scheduled after his evaluation is complete.

Written for the web by Jennifer Austin.