FARMINGTON -- Attorneys are continuing to wait for the results of two mental competency evaluations before they go forward in a murder case that is almost six years old.
Public defender Todd Utzinger said Monday in 2nd District Court that it will take at least two months before the two evaluators can complete the mental competency assessments of Jeremy Jacob Hauck.
Hauck, 23, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother, Laura Hauck, 51, on Aug. 4, 2006, in Bountiful.
The court is trying to determine Hauck's mental competency at the time his mother was killed.
One of the evaluators is hired by the defense, and the other is hired by prosecutors.
Another hearing was set for June 4.
Hauck was not in court Monday and remained in Utah State Hospital, where he has been since January 2008.
Hauck has been diagnosed with a schizophrenic disorder, an autism disorder and a delusion disorder.
He is accused of shooting his mother twice, slitting her throat and putting her body in a freezer in their condominium, where it was found Aug. 7, 2006.
Hauck was 18 at the time.
Deputy Davis County Attorney David Cole said if the two evaluators disagree about Hauck's mental state at the time of the crime, a third evaluator will be required.
Utzinger said the evaluators also will review police reports, evidence and what the state crime lab found on Hauck's computer.
Utzinger filed a motion in February stating he planned to seek an insanity plea for Hauck.
A judge signed an order in January 2011 requiring state hospital personnel to force medication for Hauck in order to restore mental competency so he can stand trial.
Attorneys have said Hauck is still considered mentally incompetent to stand trial.