Mall stand-off suspect odered mental evaluation

This image provided by the Placer County California Sheriff's Department shows the booking photo for 23-year-old Alexander Corney Piggee was arrested for burglary and arson on an inhabited structure according to jail records. Police said the man holed up in a video game store at the Roseville Galleria Thursday Oct. 21, 2010 and started a small blaze that later blew up, damaging an entire arm of the mall. The Galleria, which is about 17 miles east of the state capital, generates approximately $3.2 million for the city in annual sales tax revenue and could be closed or limited in operations for months. (AP Photo/Placer County California Sheriff)

October 28, 2010 5:17:35 PM PDT
A Placer county judge has ordered a mental evaluation for the man accused of starting a devastating fire at the Westfield Galleria in Roseville during a stand-off.

Alexander Piggee is facing multiple charges in connection with the fire that damaged Sacramento's largest shopping mall.

The Roseville mall was shut down for a week. The 23-year-old faces five felony counts including arson, burglary and threatening to commit crimes resulting in death.

The judge suspended criminal proceedings so psychologists can analyze the defendant, since his attorney says Piggee is unfit to stand trial.


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