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Hearing delayed until report is completed

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By Tom Wilmoth

    The Roanoke man charged with allegedly trying to hire a hit man to murder his estranged wife will be evaluated to see what his competency was at the time the allegation took place.
    Kevin Colgan remains in jail where he has been since he was arrested on June 19 after allegedly trying to hire the hit man who was actually an undercover officer with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.
    On Monday, Bedford County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge Louis Harrison Jr. approved a defense request for the evaluation of Colgan’s state of mind  at the time of the alleged offense. Colgan is scheduled to be back in court Nov. 10 to hear the results of that report and for his preliminary hearing on the attempted murder-for-hire charge.
    Colgan and his wife were in the process of a divorce when Colgan allegedly began, a couple of months before he was arrested, making posts on Facebook expressing his desire to have her killed. She lives in Bedford and works in Roanoke while Colgan lives in Roanoke. Multiple law enforcement agencies got involved after the posts drew their attention.

    Colgan allegedly had two meetings with the undercover officer. The second meeting was to give him time to back down.
     Throughout the divorce process, Kevin Colgan allegedly made threats towards his estranged wife, Sarah Colgan, which resulted in an active protective order against him.