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Jermain Taylor ordered to receive mental examination

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IBF middleweight titleholder Jermain Taylor has been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation, according to The Arkansas Democrat.

Taylor, 36, was arrested in August for shooting his cousin and again earlier this month for pointing a gun at a man’s head and threatening to shoot three small children at a Martin Luther King Jr. day parade in Little Rock, Ark.

A Pulaski County judge granted a request Tuesday from Taylor’s attorneys that he be moved to a state hospital for a full evaluation and also granted prosecutors’ request that Taylor have a neuropsychological evaluation. Taylor’s next court hearing is Feb. 10 and his evaluation will be presented to the court April 27, according to the reports.

Following the second incident, Taylor was booked and returned to jail after having his bond revoked by a judge in connection to the August firearms charge.

While at home the former undisputed middleweight champ posted a disturbing video of himself commenting on the incident and the MLK parade as he took a bath.

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Taylor was released on $50,000 bond after being arraigned on charges of aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a minor and marijuana possession.