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Insanity defense may be sought for man in officer’s slaying

November 13, 2018

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer may pursue an insanity defense for a man charged in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Port Huron police officer.

The Times Herald of Port Huron reports Tuesday that court documents show attorney Bill Colovos has filed a motion to have Joshua Bauman undergo examination for criminal responsibility at the Center for Forensic Psychiatry.

A hearing is scheduled Monday.

Lt. Joel Wood was slain in August while visiting a woman in Clyde Township. Bauman’s estranged wife and a neighbor were wounded. Wood was 45 and had been a Port Huron officer for more than two decades.

Bauman was captured in suburban Detroit. He is charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and other crimes.

Port Huron is about 55 miles (88 kilometers) northeast of Detroit.

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Information from: Times Herald, http://www.thetimesherald.com

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