Attorneys request forensic psychologist to be allowed access to Mark Sievers

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Mark Sievers and the late Dr. Teresa Sievers

Attorneys for Mark Sievers, who is accused of playing a part in the killing of his wife four years ago, have requested for a forensic psychologist to have access to Sievers this week.

The motion filed Tuesday requests forensic psychologist to be allowed to interview Sievers in jail on Thursday and Friday, ahead of the currently scheduled June 3 trial date.

Two weeks ago, the defense and prosecution requested for the trial to be delayed until September, in light of new evidence received from the FBI. Judge Bruce Kyle did not immediately grant the delay and instead asked both parties to come back on May 9 for a pre-trial conference to reassess.

Mark Sievers, Teresa Seavers’ husband, is accused of orchestrated the death with long-time friend Curtis Wayne Wright Jr.

Wright pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and in a plea deal is expected to help prosecutors in the case.

Jimmy Rodgers faces first-degree murder for killing Sievers with a hammer at her Bonita Springs home in 2015.

If convicted of First-Degree Murder, Sievers could face life in prison or death by lethal injection.

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