Murderer David Jungerman incapacitated: judge

David Jungerman

David Jungerman

A Missouri judge has ruled that an 85-year-old man who gunned down a lawyer outside his home in September 2017 is mentally unfit to attend his own sentencing.

David Jungerman, 85, was convicted in September of the October 2017 murder of attorney Thomas Pickert. Pickert was shot outside his home while his wife, Dr. Emily Riegel, inside was; he had just returned from taking the couple’s two sons to school.

According to prosecutors, Pickert had previously obtained a $5.75 million jury verdict against Jungerman, who appeared to have punched a homeless man who was trying to break into Jungerman’s baby furniture storage facility. The man reportedly had to have his leg amputated as a result of the attack.

The day before the assassination, Jungerman was served with liens.

Investigators found an unused bullet in Jungerman’s white van — discovered by a witness at the Pickert shooting site — that matched the type of bullet that killed Pickert. Police also uncovered a recording of Jungerman speaking to an employee about Pickert’s killing.

According to local NPR affiliate KCUR, Jungerman was reportedly worth millions at the time of the murder.

It took the jury just two hours to convict Jungerman of murder. Sentencing was originally scheduled for Nov. 18, but that’s when Jackson County Judge John Torrence ordered a competency assessment for Jungerman, according to court records, and asked both the state and defense for an update on the results. Murderer David Jungerman incapacitated: judge

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