Insanity defense may be sought in officer’s slaying
Port Huron – 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 Southfield. He is charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and other crimes.
Port Huron is about 55 miles northeast of Detroit.