2/19 Judge Orders Mental Exam for Man Accused of Killing Brother

Seventeen year old Joseph Langlois appeared in a Washington County court room on Monday afternoon for a preliminary hearing. Langlois, is charged with first-degree reckless homicide for allegedly removing a fish fillet knife from a sheath and stabbing his twenty year old brother Jacob, in the upper left chest at the family home on February fourth. According to a criminal complaint, the incident occurred after the two brothers quarreled over ownership of video games and other possessions and fought inside the home. Jacob was packing to leave for Georgia to begin Army National Guard training. An autopsy officially ruled   Jacob Langlois died from the stab wound to the chest. William Mayer, the attorney representing Joseph Langlois, requested a competency examination at the court hearing. Washington County Circuit Judge James Muehlbauer ordered Langlois to undergo a mental health examination to determine if he is competent to stand trial for homicide in the fatal stabbing of his older brother. A hearing to review findings of the competency examination is scheduled for March 26th. Joseph Langlois remains in custody at the Washington County Jail.
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