4/10/15 – 5:24 A.M.
A Hancock County man accused of rape wants his case to be continued. The Courier reports 56-year-old Gary Martin of Rawson wants a psychiatrist to testify on his behalf. Martin is facing four felony rape counts for alleged incidents involving an 11-year-old girl. He recently was evaluated by forensic psychiatrist Dr. Norman Miller of East Lansing, Michigan.
Martin initially pleaded guilty but withdrew the plea in early March. Court documents show Dr. Miller’s opinion is that Martin is not guilty of the charges by reason of insanity because of the effects of the drug Wellbutrin. Martin was taking the medicine for depression. Miller says the drug increased Martin’s pychosis.
Two separate evaluations have found Martin competent to stand trial.
Another hearing was set for May 14.
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