Chandler Halderson enters Dane County Circuit Court successful Madison, Wis., On Jan. 4, 2022. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
MADISON, Wis.—The proceedings for a Wisconsin antheral accused of sidesplitting and dismembering his parents has been postponed due to the fact that helium tested affirmative for COVID-19, according to tribunal officials.
The trial effect Tuesday for Chandler Halderson, 23, comes a time aft the National Guard tested each the inmates successful the Dane County Jail due to the fact that of a surging fig of coronavirus cases.
Halderson is being tried successful Dane County Circuit Court connected charges of sidesplitting and dismembering Bart Halderson, 50, and Krista Halderson, 53, successful July.
Clerk of Circuit Court Carlo Esqueda said the magnitude of the hold depends connected immoderate symptoms Halderson whitethorn have. Court officials expect the trial, which began Jan. 3, volition beryllium postponed until astatine slightest Jan. 18.
Halderson is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating and hiding a corpse, and giving mendacious accusation to authorities.
Prosecutors accidental Halderson killed his parents July 1 aft his begetter discovered he’d been lying astir attending Madison Area Technical College—one of a bid of lies prosecutors accidental he’d agelong been telling everyone, including that helium worked for American Family Insurance, aerospace institution SpaceX and arsenic a scuba diver. In reality, they say, Halderson was unemployed and had dropped retired of school.
Halderson’s lawyer has said that helium didn’t termination his parents and prosecutors don’t cognize what happened.
Bart Halderson’s remains were recovered successful agrarian Dane County connected July 8, the time Chandler Halderson was arrested. Authorities said helium was changeable erstwhile earlier his assemblage was dismembered. Six days later, investigators recovered Krista Halderson’s remains on the Wisconsin River successful Sauk County.