After languishing a the Jackson County Jail four years waiting for a not-so-speedy trial . . . An 84-year-old suspected murderer has been so weakened by COVID and time that his impending conviction seems somewhat anti-climactic.
Here's the sitch and a recent update . . .
"Tuesday’s hearing offered a different look for Jungerman. The man who walked in as his trial began was wheeled in Tuesday and even had to be shaken awake as the arguments as to his mental fitness continued."
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Jackson County judge rejected arguments by his lawyers that David Jungerman's health prevents him from continuing his murder trial. Jungerman is accused in the 2017 murder of Brookside lawyer Tom Pickert. Jungerman's health delayed the trial for several days, but it will now resume Wednesday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A judge deemed David Jungerman, who is on trial for the murder of a Kansas City attorney, competent to stand trial. The trial had already began, but was delayed due to concerns Jungerman may have been exposed to COVID-19. During the delay, the defense also raised concerns about Jungerman's mental competence.
Developing . . .