Oregon, United States (ProPublica) – In 2016, Oregon officials freed Anthony Montwheeler from the Oregon State Hospital, accepting his argument that he had faked mental illness for nearly 20 years to avoid prison. ruling. The Court held that, under the standard announced in Charles v. On appeal, both defendants argued that the court deprived them of their right to a compulsory process to obtain witnesses under Article I, section 11, of the Oregon Constitution and the Sixth Amendment to … Consequently, we reverse and remand Annita Montwheeler’s conviction for a new trial. Montwheeler’s case has meandered through the Oregon court system for more than three years. One final issue requires our attention. Anthony Montwheeler did not join in Annita Montwheeler's attempts to call the witness. Montwheeler pleaded not guilty in early 2019 and a trial date was set for that September. (Newser) – In December 2016, Anthony Montwheeler, a patient at Oregon State Hospital, went before a state review board and claimed he had faked insanity in 1996, after kidnapping his wife and son at gunpoint, in order to avoid prison. Meantime, Montwheeler has recovered from his injuries . VALE – Oregon State Hospital evaluators have concluded that Anthony W. Montwheeler is mentally unfit to stand trial, creating uncertainty about when he … Anthony Montwheeler Multnomah Circuit Judge Thomas Ryan, conducting a hearing in Malheur County Circuit Court, was swayed by a 37-page report and the testimony of a state psychiatrist. On appeal, both defendants argued that the court deprived them of their right to a compulsory process to obtain witnesses under Article I, section 11, of the Oregon Constitution and the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Unlike Annita Montwheeler, Anthony Montwheeler did nothing to preserve his appellate argument before the trial court— he did not signal that he intended to question Katie 438 State v. Montwheeler was discharged from the state mental hospital in December 2016 after telling the Oregon Psychiatric Security Review Board he faked mental illness for 20 years to stay out of prison following the 1996 kidnapping of his first wife and son. Last week, an Oregon judge ruled that Montwheeler, 50, was not competent to stand trial for an assault and two murders that prosecutors say he committed just weeks after his release. The State argued that one Defendant (Anita Montwheeler) had not adequately preserved her objection, and that the second Defendant (Anthony Montwheeler), never objected to the trial court's ruling. Anthony Montwheeler did not join in Annita Montwheeler’s attempts to call the witness. Tony Montwheeler is in the Malheur County Jail awaiting trial. ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) - Anthony Montwheeler's mental health is again in question. It worked: Rather than being incarcerated, he was sentenced to remain under state jurisdiction for 70 years. Get free access to the complete judgment in State v. Montwheeler on CaseMine. In May 2019, Multnomah County Circuit Judge Thomas Ryan pushed the trial to July 2020 to give Montwheeler’s attorneys time to prepare. Taxpayers paid for his … ORS 164.057.