2nd competency hearing ordered for Cudahy man charged in mayhem case

Published on: 9/25/2009

A judge Friday ordered that a Cudahy man accused of plotting to have a woman he was courting disfigured will be examined a second time to determine if he is mentally competent to stand trial.

Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Dennis Cimpl made the ruling after Jimmy Santiago Dominguez's attorney presented evidence indicating the 35-year-old welder is not competent.

Last Friday, after reviewing a doctor's report, Cimpl had judged Dominguez competent.

Authorities believe Dominguez may have sent an Aurora, Ill., woman $100,000 over the past 18 months. Seeking a closer relationship, he is accused of hiring two men to slash the woman's face, hoping he and the woman would become closer as he nursed her back to health.

Police arrested Dominguez after he went to Aurora believing the two men - one of whom was an undercover officer - were about to carry out the crimes.

Dominguez, who is in jail on three felony charges, is due back in court for the second doctor's report Oct. 26.