Man not fit trial for gay bashing

By |2006-03-11T09:00:00-05:00March 11th, 2006|Uncategorized|

By Eartha Melzer

TRAVERSE CITY – The man who beat a gay man over the head with channel lock pliers last month has been declared unfit to stand trail.
Raymond Chalfont, 21, was sent to a forensic treatment center after it was determined that his mental status did not allow him to understand the charges against him or assist in his defense.
Grand Traverse County Prosecuting Attorney, Dennis Labelle, said the forensic treatment center will issue periodic reports on Chalfont’s progress and that it is possible that he may eventually become fit to stand trial for his crime.
Chalfont, who is already a convicted felon, had faced multiple felony charges in connection with the assault.

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