IMAGE: Mark Latunski

Mark David Latunski, 50, was charged with one count of open murder and one count of mutilation of a human body.

A notice of insanity defense and a motion for a forensic evaluation have been submitted for the man accused of killing 25-year-old Kevin Bacon.

Douglas Corwin, the public defense attorney for Mark Latunski, submitted the documents in the Shiawassee County Court late Tuesday afternoon.

Court documents show a notice of insanity defense to the Shiawassee County Prosecutor’s Office.

Documents also show a motion for forensic evaluation and criminal responsibility evaluation. Corwin filed the paperwork which includes Latunski’s mental health history.

Corwin cited a case against Latunski from six years ago where he was initially found incompetent to stand trial before being found competent later.

"He's making claims that people have poisoned his well on his property and [are] trying to poison him," Corwin said.

An investigation by the Public Defenders Office claims Latunski is “so overwhelmingly fixated on a conspiracy theory involving multiple nation/countries and involves multiple trust accounts."

"He believes there is this international conspiracy to steal his money," Corwin said. "To rob him of any type of power. He just has these grandiose claims. Those are being investigated by our office and I do believe our prosecutor's office as well."

Court documents say Latunski believes he is Edgar Thomas Hill and he was given the name Mark David Latunski shortly after birth “in order to protect him.”

You may recall, that is the same name used by Latunski at his arraignment last week. At the court hearing,  he claimed the real Mark Latunski was actually his nephew and he was Edgar Thomas Hill.

Corwin says Latunski believes “he is a noble person from the Thomas Clan of Wales.”

Documents also show Latunski has had at least four mental health commitments ordered by two different judges.

The document also states Latunski’s husband, Jamie Arnold, left him because of “increasing mental health issues and fearing for his life.”

The motion asks the judge to adjourn the pretrial conference and order Latunski to undergo forensic evaluation and criminal responsibility examination as soon as possible.

As for Corwin's relationship with Latunski?

"We have a good rapport," Corwin said. "So far his behavior has been appropriate with myself and my staff."

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