Man accused of poisoning attempt to have mental exam
A judge ordered Wayne Hasnohorse, 50, to be examined on Thursday after a hearing in 10th Circuit Court, Derry Division. The exam was requested by Hasnohorse’s public defender.
He allegedly put a chemical in a water bottle for his aunt and uncle to drink, according to Londonderry police prosecutor Kevin Coyle. The aunt and uncle told police that Hasnohorse made comments earlier about killing them by poisoning them, police said.
A field test by the Londonderry Fire Department revealed that an unknown chemical was present in the water, police said. Judge Margaret Moran refused to change Hasnohorse’s bail from $10,000 cash following Thursday’s hearing. His lawyer asked for bail to be lowered so Hasnohorse could be freed from Rockingham County jail while his case is pending.
The assault charges are Class A felonies, each punishable by up to 7 ½ to 15 years in state prison.