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Taylor Bradley ordered to undergo third mental health evaluation

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – The Lincoln woman who killed two maintenance workers at The Lodge Apartments in 2023 will undergo another mental health evaluation.

On May 24, a Lancaster County judge ruled that 28-year-old Taylor Bradley was not responsible in the killings of 42-year-old Chris Karmazin and 45-year-old Ronald Gonzalez by reason of insanity.

On Tuesday, the court found that Bradley may pose a danger to herself or others and could possibly be dangerous in the foreseeable future, according to court records.

Lancaster County Judge Ryan Post ordered the Lincoln Regional Center to conduct a evaluation on Bradley and develop a treatment plan within 90 days of her admittance.

Bradley is currently housed in the Lancaster County Jail and will remain there until a bed is ready for her. Once her evaluation at the Regional Center is complete, she will be taken back to the jail.

The Lincoln Regional Center must then send the evaluation report and treatment plan to the court ten days before the evaluation period expires.

Bradley is scheduled to appear at the next hearing on Aug. 23 at 11 a.m.

This is the second time Bradley has been sent to the Regional Center and her third overall mental health evaluation since Karmazin and Gonzalez were killed.

10/11 spoke with family members who confirmed that Chris Karmazin, 42, and Ronald Gonzalez, 45 are the two men who were killed.(10/11 NOW)

Investigators showed up to The Lodge back on March 27, 2023, and found Karmazin and Gonzalez dead after apparently being run over by a car. Bradley was arrested a few blocks away and charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

According to the affidavit, Bradley tried hitting a third maintenance worker. That man has since quit his job there.

On May 24, a judge determined that at the time of the crime, Bradley had a mental disease and was “experiencing prominent delusions, a manic episode and psychosis” to such an extent that she did not understand the nature and consequences of what she was doing. Additionally, she did not “know the difference between right and wrong with respect to what she was doing,” according to the ruling.

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