Outagamie County Courthouse. Photo via Google Maps

APPLETON — An Outagamie County judge on Monday ruled one of the two people charged in the March killing of a Kaukauna man is not competent to stand trial.

Dontae Payne, 26, and Tanya Stammer, 29, each face one count of first-degree intentional homicide, party to a crime and one count of armed robbery, party to a crime.

They are accused in the death of Brian Porsche, 37, who was killed March 31 at his home in the 100 block of W. Division Street. Porsche had been shot once in the head, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office.

During her court hearing Monday, Stammer was ruled not competent to stand trial and her case suspended, according to online court records.

She was ordered to be committed for treatment.

Previously, during an arraignment hearing April 29, a judge entered not guilty pleas on Payne’s behalf.

Payne returns to court June 16 for a pre-trial conference.

Media outlets report that according to a criminal complaint, a third person drove the pair to a gas station near the home the night of the murder where a security camera shows a woman identified as Stammer get out of the vehicle and is let into the home. Payne follows about a minute later.

Less than a half hour later, Payne and Stammer leave the home and walk back to their vehicle. The driver of the vehicle later told investigators that Payne had a gun in his hand when he walked back to the vehicle, while Stammer had $500 in cash, along with some change and a set of keys, according to the complaint.

Payne provided several conflicting stories to investigators about what led up to the shooting, according to the complaint.



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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.