ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — Defense attorneys are seeking a mental health evaluation for an Illinois woman facing charges after her boyfriend fell and died when she hit him on the head with a frying pan.
The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/10qs94z) that attorneys for 35-year-old Nora Leach-Peterson of Elgin want her evaluated and could be contemplating an insanity defense.
Leach-Peterson faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of 55-year-old Michael N. Mielczarek. Paramedics found him unresponsive and bleeding from the head in August 2012 following a domestic dispute.
She is being held on $750,000 bail. Her next court date is Aug. 23.