Rochester Man Wants Chance to Challenge Evidence in Double Murder
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The man accused of a double murder in Rochester earlier this year made an appearance in Olmsted County court today. 54-year-old Glenn Johnson requested an omnibus hearing to review the evidence used to indict him on two counts of first-degree murder. That evidentiary hearing was scheduled for October 23rd.
Johnson is accused of fatally stabbing 57-year-old Phillip Hicks and 45-year-old Eric Flemming on the night of March 17th. The victims were neighbors of Johnson at the Salvation Army's Castleview Apartments along North Broadway and police say the men had been involved in an altercation earlier that evening.
The proceeding against Johnson had been on hold until just a few weeks ago when the judge assigned to the case received the results of a psychological evaluation and ruled the Rochester man is competent to stand trial.