Doctor: Man accused in death of Lake Geneva woman makes himself sick
LAKE GENEVA A psychologist testified this week that the Racine man accused of killing a Lake Geneva woman two years ago is manipulating his health to avoid the legal consequences of his action, according to a story in the Racine Journal Times.
Psychologist Janice Munizza testified that Wilbert L. Thomas is mentally competent to stand trial, but will refuse to eat, stop taking his medications or drink enough water to cause kidney failure, creating medical conditions that create mental incompetency, the story said.
Thomas, 67, is accused of beating and strangling Sandra Teichow, a retired Lake Geneva teacher Oct. 14, 2010.
Thomas has been in and out of mental facilities while he has gone through numerous mental evaluations.
He is currently in a competency hearing this week, where Racine County Circuit Court Judge Tim Boyle will rule whether Thomas is currently competent.