Man accused of killing two deputies will get a third psychiatric exam

March 23, 2019 - 6:48 pm

A Wyandotte County judge has delayed a trial to make sure that the man accused of killing two county deputies is competent to answer to the charges.

30-year old Antoine Fielder has been charged with two counts of capital murder for allegedly killing Deputy Patrick Rohrer and Deputy Theresa King on June 15 of 2018. He's also charged with aggravated robbery, because he stole the gun he used to kill the two deputies.

On Friday, the judge decided to delay the trial for 90 days. Fielder has been held in solitary confinement ever since being charged.

Although the 30-year-old has already had two competency examinations, his defense team is using isolation as a reason to delay the trial for a third psychiatric exam.

In 2015, Fielder was charged with murdering 22-year-old Kelsey Ewonus. Two hung juries put Fielder back out on the streets.

Fielder is facing the death penalty if convicted in King and Rohrer's murders. His attorneys declined to comment on any part of this case.

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