Silent Robbery Suspect From Vernon County Might Get New Trial
Was he mentally ill, or putting on an act?
A Wisconsin appeals court says there's enough doubt about Jared Molner to justify a competency exam for the Westby man...and maybe a new trial for bank robbery. Molner was one of a group of local suspects in a series of bank holdups in Wisconsin and Iowa. Molner was usually uncooperative, and rarely spoke while in custody, and a circuit judge concluded Molner was faking illness. However, the appeals court found enough evidence of Molner being treated for mental disease outside Wisconsin to call for a new examination.