Court receives results of sanity evaluation for accused child killer Letecia Stauch
EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- According to court records, the sanity evaluation for the woman accused of killing her 11-year-old stepson is complete.
The court received a copy of the report regarding Letecia Stauch's sanity evaluation on August 4, 2022.
Stauch, accused of killing Gannon Stauch in January of 2020, claims she wasn't sane at the time of the crimes. She made those claims in February of 2022 following a series of legal delays triggered largely by Stauch herself.
During the last scheduled court appearance for this case on July 29, the evaluation still hadn't been complete. At that time, the judge and attorneys from both sides expressed their frustration about the delay in court.
Stauch, however, wasn't present in court that day. She refused to attend her court appearance, continuing a pattern of requesting to stay at the jail "due to mental health" reasons.
This isn't her first evaluation, she was evaluated two separate times by doctors trying to determine if she was competent. She was found to be competent both times. That meant the doctors believed she is capable of understanding the court proceedings and assisting her legal team in her defense.
According to court documents, Stauch is set to be back in court on August 25, 2022. The notice also states she's ordered to appear in person.