Trial Delayed, Competency Hearing Continues

Trial Delayed, Competency Hearing Continues

It’s going to be at least another month before prosecutors know if they can move ahead with the case against an Eau Claire man accused of killing his neighbor back in 2016. 

Shane Helmbrecht was supposed to go on trial next week, but yesterday the judge in the case said Helmbrecht’s competency hearing is not yet finished.  Doctors are looking to see if Helmbrecht can understand the charges against him.  He was declared unfit for trial the first time around, but eventually ran away from a halfway house and had to be brought back to Wisconsin.  The judge said he wants the competency hearing wrapped-up by next month.

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