TWIN FALLS, Idaho — A judge has ordered a second mental health evaluation for a 54-year-old Buhl man charged with holding a fraudulent fundraiser.
Michael Wayne Holley's defense attorney told 5th District Judge Randy Stoker on Monday that he had been trying to resolve the case with a plea agreement, but that Holley was adamant that he is innocent. Holley and his wife are charged with holding a fundraiser to help their daughter, who they said had cancer. The girl was not sick.
The Times-News reports (http://bit.ly/12xoxMz ) that when the judge told Holley he should discuss a possible plea agreement with his attorney, Holley went into a tirade, nearly hit his attorney with his cane and asked to be escorted from the courtroom.
Defense attorney George Essma told Stoker he didn't think Holley could aid in his defense.
Information from: The Times-News, http://www.magicvalley.com