PERU – The man charged with fatally stabbing a 76-year-old scoutmaster during a hike in northern Indiana told a judge that he wanted nothing done in his defense.
Twenty-two-year-old Shane Golitko of Bunker Hill told a Miami County judge during his initial hearing Thursday that he didnt want a defense attorney and didnt want to defend himself. The Peru Tribune reports the prosecutor asked that a public defender be appointed because of the seriousness of the charges.
Golitko is charged with murder for the attack Sunday on the Nickel Plate Trail that killed Arthur Anderson of Kokomo.
Bunker Hill Town Marshal Shane Durham tells the Kokomo Tribune that Golitkos mother said the trail attack occurred after they argued in their nearby home over whether he would take his prescribed mental health medication.