Frederiksen Pleads ‘Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity’

8/10/11 – Two doctors will determine if a Horicon teen is competent to stand trial for allegedly stabbing his neighbor. Cory J. Frederiksen entered a plea of “Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity” Tuesday to six felony charges, including Attempted Homicide, related to the May 23 attack. Judge Andrew Bissonnette ordered Frederiksen be examined before a possible trial is scheduled. Authorities say the 18-year-old entered the home of his next door neighbor while she was getting breakfast. She returned a short time later and Frederiksen allegedly attacked her, stabbing her repeatedly. Candia Rehse was left with a fractured skull and deep skin lacerations, among other injuries. She fought back and bloodied her attacker before he fled the scene. Frederickson and his father were on their way to the hospital when police stopped them and took the teen into custody. A fund has been set up for Rehse – a longtime community volunteer – at all Horicon Bank locations.