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Judge orders mental exam for man charged in grisly slaying


A Michigan judge has ordered a mental competency evaluation for a man charged in the slaying and mutilation of a man he met through the dating app Grindr. The Flint Journal reportsáthat the judge issued the order during a hearing Wednesday in Corunna.

The 50-year-old defendant, Mark Latunski, attended the hearing via a video feed. He was arraigned Dec. 30 on open murder and disinterment and mutilation of a body charges in the killing of 25-year-old Kevin Bacon. Authorities say Latunski admitted to stabbing Bacon, slitting his throat and eating parts of his body.

Latunski's lawyer is pursuing an insanity defense and requested the exams.

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