Cayer found competent to stand trial

Judge rules Cayer competent in court Thursday

GREEN BAY, Wis - A Brown Co. judge ruled suspect Jacob Cayer competent to stand trial for homicide.

Judge Timothy Hinkfuss made the ruling during an evidentiary hearing Thursday.

Cayer, 26, faces numerous charges for his alleged role in a double homicide last year.

In June 2016, Cayer was charged with two counts of 1st Degree Intentional Homicide, and one count of Attempted 1st Degree Intentional Homicide.

Prosecutors say Cayer fatally stabbed his ex girlfriend, 25-year-old Sabrina Teague, and her mother Heesun Teague at their home.

Sabrina's boyfriend was also wounded, but was able to escape. 

"I am satisfied by the greater weight of the credible evidence.. the defendant does not lack substantial capacity to understand the proceeding, or assist in his own defense," said HInkfuss in court Thursday, "I find that, in both files, the defendant is competent to proceed." 
 
Cayer has been under medical care at Mendota Mental Health Facility and was initially found incompetent to stand trial. 

A preliminary hearing is set for April 19th. 

 

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