Letecia Stauch, a Colorado woman accused of killing her stepson, has refused to go to the jail’s law library after pushing to represent herself during her upcoming murder trial.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Stauch appeared before Judge Gregory Werner at the El Paso County courthouse in El Paso County, Colorado, in February, and declared she wanted to fire her public defender and be her own lawyer. Stauch is accused of murdering her 11-year-old stepson, Gannon Stauch, in January 2020, while at their home in Fountain, near Colorado Springs.
Werner ultimately approved Stauch’s request, which allowed her access to thousands of pages of discovery, along with time in the jail’s law library. Court documents indicate that on two different occasions, Stauch refused to go to the law library, claiming the early morning times scheduled for her library visits were cutting into her sleep while not considering her medical issues.
CJC Law Library Rules states that Stauch can go to the law library during a time in which law enforcement chooses. In other words, she cannot pick her own time to schedule an appointment. Court documents indicate that Stauch