COLORADO SPRINGS — After nearly an hour delay, accused murderer Letecia Stauch appeared in court on Thursday for her sanity evaluation status hearing.

FOX21’s crew inside the courtroom said the judge discussed a request from the defense for more mental health tests and where these tests will be conducted. The judge said he wanted to better understand how the tests work and what the defense is hoping to achieve with the additional tests.

The judge also said he wants to make sure all security concerns are dealt with. A hearing to address those concerns was set for Oct. 13.

The judge also warned Stauch about her tardiness following a nearly hour-long delay and reminded her that he can order deputies to use reasonable force if necessary to ensure her appearance at courtroom hearings.

Stauch allegedly caused some sort of disturbance that led to the hearing being delayed.

ORIGINAL STORY: Status of Letecia Stauch’s possible second sanity evaluation

THURSDAY 9/15/2022 12:31 p.m.

COLORADO SPRINGS — The District Court of El Paso County will hold a status hearing Thursday afternoon for Letecia Stauch, the stepmother arrested on murder charges in connection with 11-year-old Gannon Stauch’s disappearance.

On August 25 Stauch’s lawyers filed a motion for a second sanity examination. The judge gave the defense three weeks to see if the state hospital will have a bed for Stauch to get a second sanity evaluation, by an outside (out-of-state) psychiatrist.

The hearing is set for Sept. 15 at 1:30 p.m. FOX21 News will provide updates when they become available.