Bonner County Day by day Bee

SANDPOINT — A mental health analysis is getting requested in the circumstance of a Bonner County gentleman charged with attempted murder and burglary, courtroom data demonstrate.

Bonner County Magistrate Courtroom Judge Lori Meulenberg purchased Joshua Carl Skandunas to undertake the evaluation at the ask for of Deputy General public Defender Janet Whitney last thirty day period, just after unspecified issues arose ended up elevated regarding his capacity to assist in his own defense. A competecy evaluate listening to is established for Wednesday, court data show.

Skandunas stays held at the Bonner County Jail with bail established at $1 million. An order has been entered forbidding Skandunas from having any variety of make contact with with the alleged victim in the circumstance, according to court docket paperwork.

A preliminary hearing to decide irrespective of whether the state has sufficient evidence to justify a demo at 1at District Court is pending.

Skandunas, 48, is accused of making an attempt to murder a Sandpoint woman on Aug. 29. He is even more accused of getting into the woman’s apartment with the intent of committing theft, resulting in a theft charge.

Skandunas was observed in an apartment advanced with blood on his palms and feet, a probable induce affidavit alleges. He was arrested on suspicion of next-degree murder and a butcher knife was seized as evidence in the case, information exhibit.

The alleged sufferer, 32, was situated in the parking large amount with two stab wounds to her higher torso. She was transported to Bonner Normal Health with non-life-threatening accidents.

The alleged victim sufferer informed Sandpoint Police that that Skandunas arrived at her apartment to give her a offer. He then pulled a knife from driving his back again and stabbed her two times in the upper torso. As she ran across the parking great deal to a friend’s apartment for assist, the suspect chased her with the knife. Her close friend permit her into her apartment and the suspect forced his way inside powering her. A male at the condominium intervened to avert a even more attack and pressured the suspect out, an affidavit explained.

The events are married but estranged at the time of the incident, according to police.

Whitney does not specify what prompted the protection movement for a mental wellbeing evaluation. The movement states that Skandunas might not be in a position to guide in his own defense “dependent on the specifics and situations of this case.”

Keith Kinnaird can be attained by e-mail at [email protected] and can be followed on Twitter at @KeithDailyBee.

Amelia J. Bell

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