An accused killer who smeared his own feces on his face in a Jefferson Parish courtroom in March was found competent to stand trial Wednesday.
A report filed by two court-appointed psychiatrists said that while Bryan Schwartz has a history of depression, “some of his symptoms of inconsistent behavior may be designed to create certain impressions.”
Judge Henry Sullivan, of the 24th Judicial District Court, read the conclusions of the report, which is sealed, and ruled that Schwartz fully understands the charges against him and can assist his attorneys in his defense.
Schwartz, 27, created a disturbance in Sullivan’s courtroom when he managed to get some of his own feces on his hand and rub it on his face. Bailiffs quickly escorted him out, and Schwartz was heard muttering, “Life is like a box of chocolates.”
Schwartz and Misty Eiermann, 34, are accused of beating Eiermann’s mother to death in Terrytown last year.