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Trial date set for man accused of murdering, mutilating college student

By Stephen Borowy

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    CORUNNA, Michigan (WNEM) — The trial date has been set for a man accused of killing and cannibalizing a college student he met in Shiawassee County through a dating app.

Mark Latunski is accused of brutally murdering 25-year-old Kevin Bacon, who was a student at the University of Michigan-Flint, in December 2019. Latunski was found mentally competent to stand trial. His jury trial is set for Oct. 18.

Latunski has a hearing on Oct. 13 where he is expected to accept or reject a plea deal.

He has been charged with homicide open murder as well as disinterment and mutilation.

On May 11, a psychologist testified during a hearing for Latunski. A judge ruled in order to maintain competency, Latunski should receive the appropriate amount of his medication.

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