Mental health evaluation ordered for Derion Vence

An order for mental health or intellectual disability assessment was filed this morning for Derion Vence.

Vence is the only person currently charged in the death of four-year-old Maleah Davis.

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A judge received information that may indicate that Vence has a mentall illness or intellectual disability, therefore, the assesment was ordered.

Vence was arrested and charged with tampering with evidence, namely a human corpse, on May 11. He is now in Harris County Jail with a 45,000 bond.

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The assessment order comes just days after Maleah's body was identified. Her remains were found in Fulton, Arkansas after Quanell X received a confession form Vence.