Lipski ruled mentally fit to stand trial then enters plea

MILWAUKEE -- A doctor's report on Gerald Lipski's mental state shows he is competent to stand trial for allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill his ex-girlfriend's grandson. The hit man was actually a detective. The go-between was an inmate informant.

Lipski faces charges of solicitation of first degree intentional homicide and domestic abuse.

In court Monday afternoon, Lipski waived his right to a preliminary hearing after the court deemed him mentally fit to stand trial. Lipski and his lawyer then entered a plea of not guilty AND not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. Because of this plea, the court ordered Lipski to be examined again.

The case against Lipski is adjourned until May 11th. A jury trial is tentatively set for June.

Lipski is being held on $50,000 cash bail. If convicted, Lipski faces up to 12 1/2 years in prison.

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