COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KDVR) -- Letecia Stauch, accused of killing her 11-year-old stepson Gannon Stauch, has been found competent to stand trial.
A judge in El Paso County agreed to a second competency evaluation during a court hearing on Tuesday. The Denver Post reports Letecia Stauch will undergo a second mental health evaluation at the request of her attorneys, after a similar test by state experts just found her competent to stand trial on murder, abuse and tampering charges.
Stauch will next appear in El Paso County District Court on Nov. 12, where a judge is expected to review the results of the second exam, the Post reports.
Letecia Stauch's arrest affidavit alleges she killed Gannon in his bedroom in Colorado on Jan. 27. She allegedly dumped the boy's body in a rural area of Douglas County, Colorado the next night. Stauch is charged with first-degree murder, child abuse resulting in death, tampering with a deceased human body and tampering with physical evidence.