UPDATE: The results of Stauch’s state mental evaluation were scheduled for release June 9, 2022. However, the court says it has not received any reports as of late and is unable to move forward until it does.
As a result, Stauch’s case has been postponed until July 28, with the possibility of a trial being set for next year.
COLORADO SPRINGS — An El Paso County judge could make a ruling in the Letecia Stauch murder trial Thursday.
Stauch was arrested on murder charges in connection with her 11-year-old stepson, Gannon Stauch, after she reported him missing in January 2020.
Gannon’s remains were found later that year in Florida.
An autopsy showed he died from a gunshot wound and blunt trauma to the head. At the time, an investigator also said the boy’s skull was cracked and he had 18 injuries “from a sharp object”, including two stab wounds.
Stauch inititally pled “not guilty”, but later changed her plea to “not guilty by reason of insanity,” and her defense lawyers filed a motion to waive a jury trial.
A judge said he would not make a ruling on that motion without a report on her mental status. The results of Stauch’s mental evaluation are expected to be released by the state hospital on Thursday.
This article will be updated.