MOUNT PLEASANT (WKZO) -- John White who began a lifetime of attacking women in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, has now been found competent to stand trial for his latest alleged crime in Mount Pleasant.
The ex-con turned Pastor is charged with the monstrous murder of 24-year-old Rebekah Gay. He reportedly confessed to police that he fantasized for weeks about having sex with her dead body.
Police reports say he clubbed her over the head and then strangled her on Halloween. Then they claim he dumped her nude body in a ditch and tried to make it look like she had been at a bar, picked up and murdered.
The very nature of the crime prompted court officials to order a psychiatric exam, and while he has been found mentally competent to aid in his own defense, it doesn’t preclude the defense from attempting to prove that he is insane. Those psychiatric reports are still being prepared.