More evaluation set for Michigan man in grisly slaying, mutilation

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BENNINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A mid-Michigan man will undergo examination before returning to court to face charges in the slaying and mutilation of a man he met online.

A probable cause hearing was held this morning in 66th District Court in Corunna for Mark Latunski, 50. Latunski was arraigned Dec. 30 on open murder and disinterment and mutilation of a body charges.

Attorneys for Latunski filed documents indicating that they will pursue an insanity defense.

Latunski attended the hearing through a video connection.

The naked body of Kevin Bacon, 25, was found Dec. 28 hanging from the ceiling of Latunski’s Bennington Township home. Previous court records show Latunski admitted to stabbing Bacon in the back, slitting his throat and eating parts of his body.

Bacon’s roommate, Michelle Myers, told police Bacon met Latunski on Dec. 24 after connecting with him on a dating app. His family reported him missing the next day.

On Tuesday, Latunski’s public defender filed notices with the court to seek an insanity defense and a psychiatric evaluation for Latunski.

Divorce, custody and criminal records from the 66th District and 35th District Circuit courts show a history of complaints about the mental health of Latunski. He was known to stop taking the medication prescribed to treat his mental health illnesses.

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