Judge orders mental exam for man charged in grisly slaying, cannibalism

AP Top News

CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) – A Michigan judge has ordered a mental competency evaluation for a man charged in the slaying and mutilation of a man he met through the dating app Grindr.

The Flint Journal reports that the judge issued the order during a hearing Wednesday in Corunna. The 50-year-old defendant, Mark Latunski, attended the hearing via a video feed.

He was arraigned December 30th, 2019 on open murder and disinterment and mutilation of a body charges in the killing of 25-year-old Kevin Bacon.

Authorities say Latunski admitted to stabbing Bacon, slitting his throat and eating parts of his body. Latunski’s lawyer is pursuing an insanity defense and requested the exams.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Trending Stories