The News and Tribune reports the defense lawyers this week filed a document saying Joseph Oberhansley can't consult with them or understand court proceedings. They say he has “consistently appeared irrational and expressed bizarre thoughts at hearings.”
The 35-year-old Jeffersonville man is charged with murder, rape and abuse of a corpse in the September 2014 slaying of 46-year-old Tammy Jo Blanton. He could be sentenced to death if convicted.
Oberhansley has repeatedly denied the allegations.