MARK LATUNSKI, accused of killing 25-year-old Kevin Bacon of Swartz Creek last December, and later declared incompetent to stand trial, was recently moved to the Michigan Center for Forensic Psychiatry in York Charter Township, south of Ann Arbor.
Shiawassee County Chief Assistant Public Defender Amy Husted confirmed this in a phone conversation on Tuesday, July 7. She shared that Latunski was moved to the forensic center for treatment to regain competency and the delay in this move was related to the pandemic.
Latunski, of Bennington Township, was charged with one felony count of open murder carrying a maximum sentence of life in prison with no parole, and one felony count of mutilating a dead body, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine. Latunski filed an insanity plea in January and was found incompetent to stand trial in February when 66th District Court Judge Ward Clarkson referred him to the state forensic center.
Latunski’s brother, Paul, was arraigned in a separate case in May for felonious assault with a dangerous weapon charges related to an alleged incident at Latunski’s former home in Bennington Township. That home located on Tyrell Road was sold in an auction in February.