Lawyers Spar over Psychiatric Exams for Slayer of Batesville Man - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Portland, MA

Lawyers Spar over Psychiatric Exams for Slayer of Batesville Man

OCTOBER 18, 2006 - Posted at 3:59 p.m. CDT

 

PORTLAND, MAINE - A judge granted a prosecutor's request for psychiatric examinations for a man charged in the Labor Day weekend killing spree in Maine that left a Region 8 man and three women dead.

Christian Nielsen is charged with killing the women and dismembering their bodies at the Black Bear Bed & Breakfast, as well as killing 50-year-old James Whitehurst of Batesville, Arkansas, and dumping his body in the woods.  Whitehurst was working at the B&B in Maine at the time.

Defense lawyers had objected to the prosecutor's request, saying that Nielsen shouldn't be put in a position of making self-incriminating statements out of the presence of his lawyers. 

Since his arrest, the 31-year-old Nielsen allegedly attacked an inmate in jail.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

 

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Storm brings heavy rain to Arkansas, flooding in southeast

    Storm brings heavy rain to Arkansas, flooding in southeast

    Thursday, February 22 2018 3:36 PM EST2018-02-22 20:36:13 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A storm system brought heavy rain across Arkansas with as much as eight inches reported in isolated areas of central and western sections of the state and flooding in the southeast.

    A storm system brought heavy rain across Arkansas with as much as eight inches reported in isolated areas of central and western sections of the state and flooding in the southeast.

  • Poplar Bluff PD searching for suspected shoplifter

    Poplar Bluff PD searching for suspected shoplifter

    Thursday, February 22 2018 3:46 PM EST2018-02-22 20:46:35 GMT

    The area around Shelby Road in Poplar Bluff, Missouri is on lockdown following an incident involving a suspected shoplifter at a business in the area.

    The area around Shelby Road in Poplar Bluff, Missouri is on lockdown following an incident involving a suspected shoplifter at a business in the area.

  • Student arrested for school threat

    Student arrested for school threat

    Thursday, February 22 2018 3:24 PM EST2018-02-22 20:24:29 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 3:31 PM EST2018-02-22 20:31:35 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Portageville police arrested a juvenile after they say the student threatened a school.

    Portageville police arrested a juvenile after they say the student threatened a school.

Powered by Frankly