FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - The man charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Rockwell City police officer will undergo a psychiatric competency evaluation to determine whether he is fit to stand trial.
The Fort Dodge Messenger reports a judge has ordered the proceedings in the trial of Corey Trott to be suspended until it is determined whether he can stand trial.
District Court Judge Thomas Bice issued the ruling Tuesday after a hearing in Fort Dodge.
Trott is charged with murder in the Sept. 13, 2013, shooting death of Rockwell City Police Officer Jamie Buenting.
The trial had been scheduled to begin April 21 in Wright County.
If Trott is found to be incompetent, the judge ordered him to be restored to competency with treatment after which he will be reevaluated.
Information from: The Messenger, http://www.messengernews.net
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