The trial of a convicted murderer charged with sending a powder-filled letter to a former Washington County Circuit Court judge was continued Thursday because a mental health evaluation had not yet been received, his defense counsel said.
Robert Douglas Turner, 38, was charged with manufacturing a phony destructive device in the form of a letter sent from state prison in December 2008 to the law office of John P. Corderman, according to the application for statement of charges.
On May 31, Turner's case had been continued to allow time for an evaluation and report to determine whether he is not criminally responsible, Assistant State's Attorney Brett Wilson said at the time.
No report on that evaluation had been received by the defense, state or court as of Thursday, Assistant Public Defender Carl Creeden said. The case was continued with no new date set, he said.