The woman accused of killing her own child and dumping his body across the country is now pursuing a crazy defense. Letecia Stauch in El Paso County, Colorado, changed his plea Friday, according to local store. This development may affect the initial test start date of March 28.
Judge Gregory Werner scheduled a status hearing for March 17 to see if both parties need more time. Stauch is expected to receive an expert review. The insane defense decision comes weeks after a judge dismissed defense moves to prevent wiretapping evidence, indoor motion display security system data trackingand the contents of her cell phone.
Conflicts with law enforcement and even her own attorney have marked the case in which Stauch allegedly assaulted her own child. Gannon Stauch11, in his bedroom on January 27, 2020.
The defense requested a pretrial publicity hearing, citing pre-trial publicity. They don’t think they’ll get a fair shake from the juries. Judge Werner on Friday declined to make a decision on an immediate bench trial, instead giving Stauch more time to review the situation with her attorneys.
“You’ll just get my point. I am not moved by movement or the press. You will only get my point,” Judge Werner said of the bench trial. No decision today, he thinks it’s too early, let #LeteciaStauch think about it more with a lawyer.
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Authorities say Gannon Stauch’s father left town to join the National Guard during the attack. Stauch hid the body and pretended to disappear as if Gannon was missing while hanging out at a friend’s house, police said. Officials in Santa Rosa County, Florida, said Gannon’s body was found in a suitcase under a bridge near Pensacola. An investigator testified that he was shot and stabbed.
Since her arrest in H Taxi County, South Carolina, Letecia Stauch has been charged with slipped out of the handcuffs and attacked a deputyand prison escape plot. She is brief trying to represent herself in her murder case. Her defense has expressed concern about her mental ability to face the case, though she was eventually found able to do so.
In a letter dated February 21, 2021, Letecia Stauch asserted her innocence and made unsubstantiated claims against the prosecution. For example, she claims that the doctor who assessed her mental abilities is indeed an actress.
“I asked them to use information from an unbiased doctor (who worked with me for over 2 hours) but instead they sent a woman who is clearly an actress and friend with the DA.” aunt Written. “She spoke about him unprofessionally, their history and his election. Now I’m sure all of this is true but I think she works for the court, not a particular party. My lawyers did this to make me look like a pervert.”
Stauch admits to living with mental illness, or, as she puts it, “crazy episodes,” but she insists she has to represent herself because the defense and the prosecution are against her. that.
Update – 6:27 pm: We added a reference to Judge Werner denying the defense moves to block evidence.
[Booking photo of Letecia Stauch and picture of Gannon Stauch via El Paso County Sheriff’s Office]
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