Competency Hearing Scheduled For Fond Du Lac Man Charged With Homicide

(Fond du Lac) A 27-year-old Fond du Lac man suspected of intentionally hitting and killing a motorcyclist with his father’s pickup truck last July is scheduled for a competency hearing Monday. Two psychiatric exams found Daniel Navarro was not competent to assist in his own defense. He was committed to the Mendota Mental Health facility for inpatient treatment this past January. Navarro is charged in the death of 55-year-old Phillip Thiessen (tee-son) of Fond du Lac who died at the scene of the crash on Winnebago Drive. According to the criminal complaint, Navarro felt he was a victim of racism and was targeted because he was Mexican. The 27-year-old reportedly said he picked hitting a motorcycle because he believed the person driving the bike was white. Navarro allegedly said in Wisconsin white people drive motorcycles and the Harley climate is made up of white racists.