Sanity hearing delayed in trial of accused wife killer
Robert Bond, 53 (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)
Annie Bond, 46 (Source: Family)
BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) -
A hearing in the case of an Ark-La-Tex man charged withkilling his wife was rescheduled Tuesday.
Robert Bond, who appeared in court in a wheel chair, wearing a helmet and looking very thin, is charged with second degree murder in the death of his estranged wife, Annie Bond. Tuesday's sanity commission hearing was called to determine his mental status.
Annie Bond's remains were discovered late last year in a remote wooded area of northern Webster Parish, near Bayou Dorcheat.
Police tracked Robert Bond to a rest stop along I-10 in southern Mississippi the morning after Annie Bond's remains were found. Police say the 53-year-old Bond then shot himself with a .22 caliber handgun as officers approached.
Bond's attorneys previously asked a Bossier Parish judge to have local doctors examine him to determine his sanity both currently and at the time of the crime.
Those reports were to be submitted by Tuesday, but one doctor needed more time to finish his report. The hearing has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. April 22.