Donald Maier faces mental evaluation in Benny Scruggs case

Donald Maier, left, and Benny Scruggs, right. (Racine Correctional Institution; Screenshot/WBAY)

A Wisconsin man charged with a cold-blooded murder dating back to 1985 will face a competency test after making a series of surprise statements in court earlier this week.

Donald Wayne Maier, 60, is accused of stabbing 28-year-old Benny Scruggs to death while sleeping at his home on Travis Drive in Wisconsin Rapids. The defendant, long held in a Badger State prison for other crimes, was charged in September 2022 after allegedly admitting to killing Scruggs while bragging about committing the murder of other prisoners.

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