UPDATE: Wis. Woman Found Competent to Stand Trial

UPDATED Thursday, January 10, 2013 --- 3:24 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Green Bay woman has been found competent to stand trial in the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend.

Brown County Circuit Court Judge William Atkinson made that ruling this week after 47-year-old Lois Velaszquez underwent a new psychiatric evaluation.

Online court records show her attorney did not contest the new findings.

Velaszquez had been found incompetent for trial last July. The new ruling re-starts the criminal case.

Velaszquez is accused of stabbing 35-year-old Derrick House in Green Bay last May. Police say the two had been arguing when she allegedly attacked him.

WLUK-TV reports a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 7.

Copyright 2013. The Associated Press.


Posted Tuesday, May 8, 2012 --- 10:30 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A criminal complaint filed in Brown County says a Green Bay woman threw knives at her boyfriend during an argument, then picked one up from the floor and fatally stabbed him.

Forty-six-year-old Lois Pilar Velaszquez is being held in jail on $500,000 cash bond. She's charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Derrick House. The 35-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning at their apartment. Police say the couple had been fighting recently over allegations of cheating.

The complaint says Velaszquez physically attacked House, who pushed her away several times. It says Velaszquez started throwing beer cans at House, then began throwing knives before stabbing him.

WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/IS8ClZ ) says the defendant is scheduled to return to court May 23.


Information from: WLUK-TV, http://www.fox11online.com

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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