Man accused of killing retired Ann Arbor postal worker to undergo mental evaluation

ANN ARBOR, MI – A man accused of killing a 71-year-old retired U.S. postal worker in Ann Arbor six months ago will undergo a mental competency evaluation to determine if he is fit to stand trial.

Christopher Michael Cheatham, 25, was ordered to the state’s Center for Forensic Psychiatry for an evaluation following his latest court hearing, Aug. 22, court records show.

Cheatham was arraigned July 31, charged with killing Richard “Dick” Fortune, who was found dead during a welfare check about 5:15 p.m. Feb. 20 in his home in the 2600 block of Lillian Road.

An autopsy report obtained by MLive/The Ann Arbor News through a Freedom of Information Act request stated Fortune was strangled to death and wrapped in a tarp inside his home.


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Carriers are treated like the scrum on earth .the postal service don’t give a damn about the carriers it’s one else can do the job but hard core people but the wimps treat them like dirt something need to be done to help carriers. There nothing but bullies in office now. Even the union scared where are the people with balls .we pay our money for them the union to be on management side .it’s something wrong with that picture.