The Jackson County man accused of killing his father will have a hearing to determine his competency for trial later this fall.
Lars E. Helgeson, 20, was deemed incompetent to stand trial and was committed to a mental health facility earlier this year. However, he’s now back at Jackson County Jail awaiting a contested competency hearing, according to Jackson County District Attorney Gerald Fox.
Attorneys won’t comment further on the contents of a report on Helgeson’s competency compiled after his stay at Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison, but public defender Carly Sebion said the defense still is gathering information from the professionals who examined Helgeson and will be “retaining our own experts as needed.
The court plans to hold a contested competency hearing within 60 days, Fox said.