WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — The lawyer for a Minnesota man accused of killing a Watertown girl in a site visitors crash practically two years in the past is questioning the defendant’s competency.
Defense lawyer Tom Sannes requested Circuit Court Judge Carmen Means Wednesday for extra time to acquire the medical information of 18-year-old Gage Stevenson. He’s charged with first-degree homicide in the 2019 loss of life of 43-year-old Dawn Meyer.
Sannes additionally expressed concern that Stevenson’s incarceration is likely to be inflicting his psychological well being to deteriorate, KFGO reported. The Moorhead, Minnesota man appeared in courtroom nearly from the Codington County Detention Center.
Sannes advised the choose it was untimely to enter a plea on Stevenson’s behalf. Means granted a two-week continuance.
Watertown police say Stevenson deliberately swerved his fast-moving automotive into the trail of Meyer’s oncoming car on Highway 212 in an try to take his personal life.
Stevenson stays in jail on $1 million bond or surety.
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