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Psychiatric Examination Ordered for Walker

Oct. 2, 1962 - Former Maj. Gen. Edwin A. Walker (pictured), a key figure in weekend rioting over admission of a Negro to the University of Mississippi, was ordered placed under psychiatric examination in a Federal prison today. His attorneys announced immediately that they would fight the order tomorrow in U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mo. They instructed Mr. Walker to refuse to cooperate with prison physicians. Mr. Walker was locked in the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield. He was brought there from Oxford, Miss., in a border patrol plane last night after his arrest and arraignment on charges of inciting insurrection and seditious conspiracy. The order for a psychiatric examination was issued in Oxford this afternoon by Federal District Judge Claude Clayton. The order prevented Mr. Walker from obtaining his release under a $100,000 bond set yesterday at his arraignment.


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