LA CROSSE, Wis. - A trial is delayed for the Madison man accused of giving heroin to a town of Barre man who later died.
A medical report given to a La Crosse County judge says that 28-year-old Malachi Hankel is not competent to stand trial at this time.
Hankel, who did not appear in court Tuesday, is tied to the death of Thomas Tremain. A police report says Hankel drove Tremain from La Crosse to his town of Barre home and sold him some heroin.
An autopsy showed that Tremain died in September from acute intoxication due to the combined effects of heroin, alcohol and Xanax.
Hankel will have another competency hearing at the end of June.
- Pickup truck, car fall through ice on 2 Dodge County lakes
- Man killed after setting off apartment explosion
- District: Some Janesville school bus routes canceled because of slippery roads
- Driver of car going 107 mph suspected of drug use, deputies say
- Car reported missing discovered crashed into condo, police say
- Driver who nearly strikes state patrol car charged with 4th OWI, trooper says