UPDATE: Grant Taylor appears in court

Posted at 8:00 AM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 18:34:12-04

Grant Taylor appeared in the 30th Circuit Court on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, before Judge Canady.

The Defense Attorney called the hearing because she wants Taylor to undergo another examine to determine if he is competent to stand trial in the hit and run death of Lansing firefighter Dennis Rodeman into 2015.

Rodeman was collecting donations in South Lansing, when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Taylor.

Rodeman later died of his injuries.

Taylor has been evaluated at the forensic center, and a second time by his defense attorneys expert to see if he was legally sane at the time of Rodeman's death.

In Wednesday's hearing the prosecutor asked for the notes from the second competency hearing the defenses expert conducted. The judge granted the prosecutors request.

Taylor will be sent back to the forensic center for a third competency exam. The Prosecution says none of the results from the exams thus far indicate that he is legally insane.

Taylor's trial is expected to begin on August 15, 2016.


The man accused of killing Lansing firefighter Dennis Rodeman, during a charity fundraiser, is set to appear in court today.

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