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Doctor scheduled for Letecia Stauch competency evaluation visit next week

Letecia Stauch (EPCSO booking photo)
Posted at 6:46 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2023-03-17 11:01:38-04

EL PASO COUNTY — New information in the murder case against Letecia Stauch, accused of killing her stepson Gannon in January 2019. Court documents show the doctor conducting a competency evaluation will meet with the defendant next week at the El Paso County Jail.

Stauch's scheduled competency review hearings have been delayed twice due to COVID-19 restrictions at the jail. Her attorneys were seeking an extension on the deadline to conduct the evaluation.

The first doctor visit is now set for December 22 and a follow-up on January 2. A judge has set the next hearing to take place on January 19.

Earlier this year, the prosecution's request to record Stauch's second competency evaluation was denied. In addition, the prosecution is prohibited from watching the recording of Stauch's first competency hearing.

Letecia Stauch has been charged with the murder of her 11-year-old stepson, Gannon Stauch. She reported the boy missing on January 27, stating he went to visit a friend and never came home, according to police at the time.

Gannon Stauch

Through several weeks of investigation, law enforcement searched the area around the Lorson Ranch neighborhood, interviewed people in our area and out of state, plus collected evidence at the family home. Weeks later, a body found in Florida was identified as the Gannon.

Genuine, kind, funny and always smiling were just a few words those close to 11-year-old Gannon Stauch used to describe him during his memorial in August.

Letecia Stauch was arrested on March 2 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as a result of thousands of hours spent in the investigation and searching for Gannon.


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