MILWAUKEE (CNN) — A 61-year-old man accused of throwing acid on a L
Clifton Blackwell faces one count of first-degree reckless injury and use of a dangerous weapon in a hate crime.
The judge ordered Blackwell to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine his competency, on the request of Blackwell’s lawyer.
Prosecutors say Blackwell threw acid in the face of Mahud Villalaz during a disagreement over a parking space.
Prosecutors said Blackwell asked Villalaz, “Why did you invade my country?”
Blackwell called Villalaz an illegal immigrant then threw acid from a metal bottle, prosecutors.
Villalaz — a Peruvian-American citizen – suffered second-degree burns to his face, cheek, neck and injuries to his left eye.
Blackwell is due back in court on Nov. 25.