A status hearing for the man accused of fatally shooting three people and wounding two others last week in Scotland was held in Bon Homme County Court Tuesday.
Francis Lange is facing multiple charges, including three counts of first-degree murder after a shooting incident involving five victims at a house in Scotland November 9th.
Judge Cheryl Gering presided over Tuesday’s proceedings, asking whether they planned to indict Lange or request a preliminary hearing. The prosecution expects to file the indictment next week. Gering set a follow-up hearing for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 30th.
Lange, who was present at Tuesday’s hearing, did not speak during the proceedings.
Lange’s court-appointed defense team filed a motion Tuesday to hire a private investigator to conduct an investigation into the events surrounding the shootings. The judge approved the motion.
Lange was arrested at his father’s residence, also in Scotland, shortly after the shooting that claimed the lives of Librado Monclova, Angela Monclova and Diane Akins.