Lawyers will clash this week over whether a man deemed
incompetent to stand trial for attempted murder should be moved to
a less restrictive environment.
The lawyer for 55-year-old Mark Sailor of Medford, N.J. says
it's unlikely that he'll ever be fit to assist in his defense. He's
been diagnosed with schizophrenia and delusions following his
arrest for the unprovoked stabbing of 61-year-old Barbara Ashworth
on Sept. 30, 2005. She survived the brutal attack.
One of the first questions the New Jersey man asked police after
allegedly stabbing a clerk at an inn in Killington was whether he
would be allowed back into Vermont to go skiing, reported The
Rutland Herald, in 2005.
The Rutland Herald says defense lawyer Joyce Brenner is seeking
to end the criminal case but isn't seeking to have Sailor freed.
Instead she wants to move him to an undisclosed facility where he
would continue receive treatment.
Rutland County State's Attorney Marc Brierre will oppose the
plan Tuesday in Rutland criminal court.