A competency hearing for a Council Bluffs man accused of killing his mother and grandmother has been delayed.
30 year old Michael Dieckmann faces two counts of first degree murder for he deaths of 63 year old Jacqueline Dieckmann and his grandmother, 91 year old Illa Pfeiffer in March. A hearing that was scheduled for Monday to determine if Dieckmann is mentally fit to stand trial was postponed because prosecutors and the defense asked for more time. Doctors are still evaluating Dieckmann. Dieckmann has a history of mental illness, and had been in and out of mental health facilities since 2008. Family members say the night before the murders, Dieckmann told them the family cats were talking to him and telling him what to do. They also say Dieckmann's mother had been trying to get him treatment.
The competency hearing will now take place June 27th. His trial that was scheduled to begin June 1st has now been pushed back to August 23rd. Dieckmann remains jailed on $1 million bond.