The trial of Christopher McNulty will take place a little more than a year after he allegedly fired at Sturgeon Bay Police officers who went to his west side home on a welfare check. The incident was resolved without injury.
In October, pleas of ‘not guilty’ and ‘not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect’ were entered on behalf of the 40 year-old city man. Defense attorney Rick Meier told the court Monday he is awaiting the report of an independent examiner before deciding whether to proceed with the insanity defense or argue the facts as presented. Judge Peter Diltz gave Meier until April 1st to file motions. Then a status conference will take place on April 12th, followed by a motions hearing on May 23rd. It’s anticipated that McNulty’s trial could take up to 5 days.