Injuries from self-inflicted shotgun blasts and his age have made a Wisconsin man unfit for trial in his neighbor's shooting death.
That's the decision of a judge who ordered 75-year-old Daniel Bellard sent to Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison for treatment.
Bellard, of Plymouth, had been charged in the February death of Christine Gestrich. A criminal complaint says Bellard told investigators he thought Gestrich was going to take his land. He shot her before shooting himself twice.
District Attorney David O'Leary told the Janesville Gazette on Thursday that the onset of dementia meant Bellard would likely never be competent to stand trial.