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Motion for mental health evaluation filed in Goehler case

Cara Boyd Connors, attorney for Jacoby Goehler, one of two men charged with the murder of Davidlee Stansbury in April of this year, filed a motion for a mental health evaluation in Fulton County Circuit Court earlier this month.

According to the motion, filed Sept. 12, Goehler is charged with murder in the first degree, a class Y felony, as well as escape in the first degree and eight counts of possession of a weapon of an incarcerated person, also felonies.

According to the documents, Connors stated she had met with Goehler who “disclosed information during privileged communication that would suggest defendant may have at the time of the alleged offense and/or is suffering or has suffered from a mental disease or defect.”

Additionally, the documents go on to state Goehler “may or may not fully appreciate the criminality of the conduct with which he is accused at the time of that conduct, and nor can he aid or assist counsel in his defense at this time.”

As of Sept. 27, no such motions have been filed on behalf of Travis Barker, who is also being charged in the case and faces a charge of murder in the first degree, nor for Jennifer Bowman-Harnden, Goehler’s mother who is facing a charge of conspiracy to commit murder.

Pretrial for Goehler is set for Dec. 21, of this year with trail slated to begin Jan. 26, 2022.

Pretrial for Barker is set for Oct. 19 of this year with jury trial also slated to begin Jan. 26, 2022.

Jury trial for Bowman-Harnden is also set to begin Jan. 26, 2022.

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Lauren Siebert
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