07/01/2020- Evaluation of and treatment for the competency of the 83-year-old Oconto County man accused of killing an engaged couple in Marinette County continues following the court mandate made earlier this year. In March Raymand Vannieuwenhoven was determined to not currently be mentally fit to stand trial for the 1976 murders of Ellen Matheys and David Schuldes in McClintock Park. At that competency hearing, Dr. Steven Benson testified that Vannieuwenhoven was suffering from paranoid preoccupations and other deficits as the residual effects of a stroke and could not, at the time, aid in his own defense. A status conference was held in the matter last week which included consideration of a report from Mendota Mental Health Institute as to whether Vannieuwenhoven will eventually regain competency. Another status conference has been scheduled for September 14th and a follow-up competency hearing will be set after that.
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September 22, 2020