Monday, October 5, Mark Latunski was deemed fit to stand trial for the December murder and cannibalism of 25-year-old Kevin Bacon by Shiawassee County District Judge Ward Clarkson.
Latunski had been deemed unfit to stand trial in February and was transferred to the Michigan Center for Forensic Psychiatry near Ypsilanti in June. The delay was due to restrictions over COVID.
A preliminary examination has been scheduled for 8:30 am October 23.
In anticipation of the ruling, Lutanski's public defender, Douglas Corwin, filed on October 2 for an independent psychological evaluation. He had previously submitted an insanity defense for his client.
“I was really anxious about it this morning and all weekend long,” Karl Bacon told MLive. “We’re hoping he gets prison for the rest of his life,. That’s what we’re going for.”