Mental evaluation ordered for Lipski in murder-for-hire case

MILWAUKEE -- 66-year-old Gerald Lipski appeared in court Tuesday morning for his preliminary hearing. But before the hearing could proceed, the judge ordered Lipski to undergo a mental evaluation.

Lipski is charged with solicitation of first degree intentional homicide, domestic abuse.

Milwaukee County Sheriff’s detectives uncovered a plan by Lipski at the County Correctional Facility to hire someone to kill his ex-girlfriend’s grandson, and kill the ex-girlfriend himself when released later this month.

Lipski is being held on $50,000 cash bail. He’s also to have no access to phone, text or email while in custody.

If convicted, Lipski faces up to 12 1/2 years in prison.