REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - An attorney for a Detroit-area man found living in a trailer home with a partially dried out corpse has requested that his client undergo a competency examination.
Redford Township District Judge Charlotte Wirth granted the request Tuesday at a pre-examination conference for 64-year-old Dennis McCauley.
McCauley was arrested April 22 after a court officer serving an eviction notice stumbled upon the body of 72-year-old Ann Marquis sitting on a sofa. McCauley is charged with failing to report a death, mutilation of a corpse, larceny, uttering and publishing involving social security checks, and identity theft.
Marquis may have died in November. Preliminary results from an autopsy indicate she died of natural causes.
Defense attorney Michael McCarthy declined to discuss the charges against his client.
Wirth scheduled a June 26 preliminary examination.
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