A judge ruled Monday a 61-year-old Dickinson man charged in connection to a break-in and shooting in the city can not represent himself in court.
Attorney Kelly Armstrong, who was advising Joel Wetzel, will be representing him, although Wetzel wants to represent himself.
A 60-year-old Dickinson man has claimed for nearly two years that police and other officials are covering up their attempt to murder him. A doctor who said Joel Wetzel was delusional in the past said his symptoms are improving, according to a report that came out Wednesday.
A 60-year-old man charged in a Dickinson shooting must undergo another competency evaluation before representing himself at trial, a judge ordered during a Monday hearing at the Stark County Courthouse. This will reportedly be Joel Wetzel’s third trip to the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown for testing since he was arrested in July 2008.
A 60-year-old Dickinson man who authorities say is not competent to stand trial contends that he is. Joel Wetzel, who is accused in a shooting and burglary in the city, represented himself at a Tuesday hearing.
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