Contois found competent to stand trial

Curtis Contois

By Journal Staff

MARQUETTE — A 39- year-old Marquette man in custody for a 2021 murder was found competent to stand trial.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Curtis Contois appeared in Marquette County Circuit Court for a competency hearing on Tuesday.

Judge Jennifer Mazzuchi found Contois competent to stand trial.

Contois is being charged with homicide open murder for the 2021 stabbing of 61-year-old Marquette resident Patrick Parker.

In August 2021, officers with the Marquette Police Department were dispatched to the 200 block of Furnace Street for a stabbing complaint. Upon arrival, officers learned that Parker had been stabbed.

He was transported to UP Health System-Marquette, where he died from his injuries.

An administrative hearing for Contois is scheduled for May 1.


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