An Arkansas farmer who confessed that he ran down a 25-year-old jogger along with his pickup truck earlier than raping her and dumping her physique is match to stand trial, in accordance to a report.
Quake Lewellyn, who’s charged in the brutal Aug. 19 slaying of Sydney Sutherland, will stand trial on capital murder, kidnapping and rape prices after a psychologist dominated him competent to face the fees, KLRT-TV reported.
“It’s my opinion that on the time of the alleged conduct, Mr. Lewellyn didn’t manifest signs of a psychological illness or psychological defect,” forensic psychologist Lacey Willett stated in a report filed in Jackson County Circuit Court docket.
“Mr. Lewellyn at present possesses an sufficient factual and rational understanding of the proceedings towards him, in addition to the capability to rationally help in his personal protection,” Willett wrote.
Lewellyn, a 28-year-old divorced farmer, allegedly ran over Sutherland as she jogged close to her dwelling in Jackson County, about 80 miles northeast of Little Rock.
“I felt her hit my truck, so I slowed down,” Lewellyn allegedly instructed Willett, in accordance to the report printed by KLRT.
“He reported that he walked over to Sydney and requested if she was okay, however she didn’t reply and he believed she was lifeless,” the report stated. “‘At this level, I used to be scared and afraid I used to be gonna be in bother for operating her over.’”
Lewellyn put Sutherland in the tailgate of his truck and drove her to a close-by rice area and dug a gap — taking the girl’s garments off and “tried messing together with her a bit.”
Lewellyn stated he then went dwelling, had dinner, and went to sleep — “and tried to overlook about it.”
The following day he “went to work identical to regular,” the report stated.
In the meantime, Sutherland was reported lacking at 7 p.m. that day.
Police questioned Lewellyn after they decided he had been close to the scene the place she was final seen, and he allegedly confessed when Sutherland’s physique was discovered two days later, in accordance to the report.
“Lewellyn then said that he took off her shorts and raped Sutherland, then buried her at that location,” the report stated.
“The Arkansas State Crime Lab decided Sydney Sutherland’s method of loss of life as murder.”
A choose ordered Lewellyn to bear a psychiatric analysis final month, and the report was filed with the courtroom on Friday.