Lawyers for man accused of Omaha double homicide want mental health evaluation

Lawyers for a man charged in an Omaha double homicide want to see if he’s fit to stand trial. Gage Walter, 27, is currently in jail in Polk County, Iowa, on theft and eluding charges. Officers arrested him near Des Moines after a chase and a four-hour standoff at a church on Aug. 14. His lawyer submitted a request to the judge Aug. 23 for a mental health evaluation.The defense alleges Walter has a mental disorder that prevents him from “appreciating the charge, understanding the proceedings or helping effectively in the defense.”Douglas County prosecutors also hope to bring Walter back to Nebraska for charges of two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder and three counts of using a weapon to commit a felony.Investigators believe he killed his grandmother and great-grandmother, 70-year-old Linda Walter, and 93-year-old Marceline Teeters on Aug. 13. Court documents show prosecutors will try and prove Walter attempted to murder a man on Aug. 12, one day before the two women were killed. There’s no word on when the judge will rule on the motion.

Lawyers for a man charged in an Omaha double homicide want to see if he’s fit to stand trial.

Gage Walter, 27, is currently in jail in Polk County, Iowa, on theft and eluding charges.

Officers arrested him near Des Moines after a chase and a four-hour standoff at a church on Aug. 14.

His lawyer submitted a request to the judge Aug. 23 for a mental health evaluation.

The defense alleges Walter has a mental disorder that prevents him from “appreciating the charge, understanding the proceedings or helping effectively in the defense.”

Douglas County prosecutors also hope to bring Walter back to Nebraska for charges of two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder and three counts of using a weapon to commit a felony.

Investigators believe he killed his grandmother and great-grandmother, 70-year-old Linda Walter, and 93-year-old Marceline Teeters on Aug. 13.

Court documents show prosecutors will try and prove Walter attempted to murder a man on Aug. 12, one day before the two women were killed.

There’s no word on when the judge will rule on the motion.

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