18-year-old Janesville man committed

Roettger, Gavin D.

Time in a state mental institution has been ordered for an 18-year-old Janesville man accused of attempted first-degree intentional homicide.  Gavin D. Roetteger is accused of stabbing his grandfather three times at their home on May 18th.  Roetteger’s defense attorney says the county filed a civil action resulting in the commitment to the Winnebago Mental Health Institute.  The Rock County Jail Commander says the civil commitment is part f normal care for people suffering from “various difficulties”.  A judge could rule on Roetteger’s competence to stand trial June 14th.