Friday, August 12, 2016

Judge Rules Petersen Unfit for Trial

Brian Petersen, 25, the Bloomington man accused of fatally stabbing his parents in their home in July has been ruled unfit to stand trial. Earlier Friday. Petersen pleaded not guilty to four counts of murder that accuse him of killing his parents, Bruce and Nancy Petersen. A court order was entered based on a psychiatric evaluation by Springfield psychiatrist to determine if Petersen was mentally fit to stand trial. Judge Freitag said that based on the report, there was sufficient reason to find Petersen unfit.

Information provided by The Pantagraph

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