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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - An Olmsted County Judge has ordered a psychological evaluation for the man accused of murdering a woman in Rochester last Christmas.

The attorney representing 39-year-old Mustafa Bush requested a reevaluation during a court hearing on Friday to determine if his client is competent to stand trial. It's expected to take about two months to complete the process.

Pattanaphong Khuankaew
Pattanaphong Khuankaew

Bush is charged with two counts of second-degree murder and a drug possession charge in connection with the shooting death of 41-year-old Kimberly Robinson. According to the criminal complaint, her body was found the day after Christmas in the ditch along a rural northwest Rochester road.

The court document says investigators learned that she had been living with Bush in a southeast Rochester residence for about two years and was last seen alive with Bush on Christmas Eve and the early morning hours of Christmas Day. A family member later told investigators that Bush had confided in her that he had hurt his girlfriend.

Olmsted County Sheriff squad car
photo by Andy Brownell

Another witness told investigators that Bush had a large suitcase in the front area of his vehicle that was too heavy to move. The individual indicated he saw the large piece of luggage when he offered to help Bush free his vehicle from deep snow late Christmas night. The criminal complaint says blood evidence was later found in Bush's vehicle, along with about a half pound of cocaine.

Bush served a prison sentence after he was convicted of murder in Olmsted County in 2007. He was discharged from prison in 2020 when he was placed on supervised release.

He is currently scheduled to return to court on July 21 for a hearing to review the psychological evaluation report. He is currently being held in the Olmsted County Jail on $3 million bail.

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