DETROIT -

A Detroit man who is charged in his estranged wife's death has been ordered to take a competency evaluation.

Erin Justice, 28, is charged with first-degree murder and two felony weapons charges.  He was arraigned last week after being extradited from Georgia, where he was arrested in June, to Michigan.

He was scheduled to be in court Thursday for a preliminary examination, but will now undergo the evaluation and be back in court in November.

Alicia Fox's decomposed body was found June 9 in a vacant house on Detroit's west side. She had been shot to death.

Authorities and volunteers have searched but failed to find Fox's two children, 6-year-old Kaylah Hunter and 8-month-old Kristian Justice.

Timothy Jones has been charged with being an accessory. Jones is accused of knowing about Fox's slaying and assisting the killer after it occurred.