Mental exam ordered for man charged in wife's death

September 16, 2010 3:09:46 PM PDT
A judge has ordered a mental health exam for a suburban man accused of killing his pregnant wife.

Eric Gilford, of Downers Grove, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of first-degree murder, home invasion and intentional homicide of an unborn child.

Investigators say he stabbed Kristine Gilford in front of their 4-year-old daughter.

Prosecutors say she lived long enough to identify Eric Gilford as her killer.

He fled to Wyoming and was arrested there last month.