An Oregon woman charged with killing two former handymen attempted to fire her defense attorneys, but the judge denied her request.
Susan Monica, 65, told Jackson County Judge Timothy Barnack that her attorneys are not properly investigating her defense. Monica complained that one of the attorneys, Christine Herbert, wanted her to sign a waiver to look at any mental-health records that might exist on her.
“She seems to be more interested in my mental health than the case,” Monica said, according to the Mail Tribune newspaper.
The bodies of Stephen Delicino, 59, and Robert Haney, 56, were found in January on Monica’s 20-acre pig farm in the southwest Oregon community of Wimer. Both were shot in the head and dismembered in what prosecutors allege were separate murders committed more than a year apart.