Suspect in Minot murder to be sent to state hospital for treatment
MINOT, N.D. (KMOT) – A 34-year-old Minot man charged with murder in a fatal assault in February will be sent to the state hospital for treatment before proceeding in the case.
Casey Vollmer faces a AA-felony murder charge in the death of 57-year-old Albert Granger.
In court Wednesday, Judge Gary Lee indicated that a board-certified forensic psychiatrist ruled that Vollmer is not currently fit to stand trial, and needs in-patient hospitalization to regain competency.
Lee and the attorneys indicated the treatment could take anywhere from three to six months.
Investigators said Granger was found at a northwest Minot hotel, unconscious with life-threatening injuries, and later died at the hospital.
Vollmer remains in custody on a $1 million bond.
A status conference in the case is scheduled for Friday. Trial dates have not been set.
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