CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — A Castle Rock man accused of shooting his pregnant wife and then holding off police for 11 hours will be sent to the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo for a competency evaluation.
The Denver Post reports that Douglas County Judge Susanna Meissner-Cutler Thursday set Trenton Orendorf's bail at $1 million. The 40-year-old Orendorf attended the hearing via video conference.
His initial court hearing had been delayed after the judge decided he was too mentally unstable.
Orendorf was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and assault. Police say he shot his 33-year-old, pregnant wife Saturday at their home. His wife then grabbed her 3-year-old son and drove away.
She is recovering in the hospital. Her unborn child wasn't injured.