Stepmother accused of killing 11-year-old Gannon Stauch again found competent to stand trial

Stepmother accused of killing 11-year-old Gannon Stauch again found competent to stand trial
Authorities say Leticia Stauch, Gannon Stauch's stepmother, is charged with murder in connection to his disappearance. (Source: Myrtle Beach Jail/El Paso County Sheriff's Office)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV/WMBF) – After months on pause, the case against a woman accused of killing her stepson will be moving forward.

According to WMBF News’ sister station KKTV, for the second time, a mental health evaluation found Letecia Stauch, 37, mentally fit to stand trial for the murder of 11-year-old Gannon Stauch.

An earlier evaluation over the summer had already found Letecia Stauch competent, but following that ruling, her defense team requested another evaluation.

Her next court date is March 11-12.

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Stauch is facing a slew of charges including first-degree murder in connection to Gannon Stauch’s death.

Gannon was born in Loris and has family that still live in the community, but moved to Colorado with his father.

He was reported missing on Jan. 27, 2020 in Colorado, and his body was found in Florida in March.

Stauch was arrested in Myrtle Beach.

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