Lawyer: Man unfit for trial in slaying linked to dating app

Michigan

Mark Latunski’s mug shot.

CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man charged with killing and mutilating a man whom he met through the dating app Grindr is not mentally fit to stand trial, his attorney said.

Mark Latunski was examined by the state’s Center for Forensic Psychiatry. The prosecutor’s office doesn’t object to the conclusion that he’s “not presently competent,” attorney Douglas Corwin Jr. said.

Latunski is being held at the Shiawassee County jail and is scheduled for a court hearing Thursday. He’s charged with murder and other crimes in the killing of 25-year-old Kevin Bacon.

Bacon’s body was found Dec. 28 hanging from the ceiling of Latunski’s home in Bennington Township, 90 miles northwest of Detroit. Police said Latunski admitted to killing Bacon and eating parts of his body.

The case will be put on hold while Latunski receives treatment to try to improve his mental competency, Corwin told MLive.com.

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