Still Awaiting Fitness Exam in Sigrist Case; Trial Postponed to November


Published on September 17 2020 3:23 pm
Last Updated on September 17 2020 3:23 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The results of a fitness exam of Mark Sigrist are not yet available, so his trial on counts of attempted murder and aggravated domestic battery has been postponed.


The 39-year-old Edgewood resident is charged with injuring his grandparents during an episode at their home on July 7.

Family members have indicated Sigrist has mental health issues and Public Defender Scott Schmidt requested the fitness exam when he was representing Sigrist. Local attorney Ed Deters is now serving as Sigrist's attorney.

Deters was not certain when psychologist Dr. Jerry Boyd's fitness exam of Sigrist would be available. Judge Amanda Ade-Harlow granted a continuation of the trial until November 23, with a final pre-trial hearing on November 12.

Sigrist remains in custody in Effingham County Jail on $1 million bond.