HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Court-appointed doctors say a self-proclaimed pro surfer was suffering from mental illness when she allegedly hit a woman in a case of road rage.
31-year old Jill Hansen appeared in court Thursday morning. She had noticeably put on weight since being at the state hospital where doctors were forcing her to take medication and eat. Her attorney, Victor Bakke, says she gained 50 pounds.
Hansen is accused of running down a 73-year-old woman in a case of road rage in May 2014 in the garage of a Waikiki condo. The woman was seriously injured. Hansen is charged with attempted murder.
"The doctors all agree that she was not responsible for her actions at the time of the offense. Right now we anticipate moving for 'not guilty by reason of insanity' or we're open for a plea deal," Bakke says.
The same court-appointed doctors say Hansen is better and now and fit to for trial so she will be discharged from the state hospital and sent back to the Oahu Community Correctional Center. Bakke told the court that was a mistake, saying she needs continued mental health treatment, not jail time.
"It's questionable whether or not her forced medication will continue there because that was ordered in the hospital to make sure that she was eating properly and taking care of herself," Bakke says.
The judge declined Bakke's request to keep her in the hospital.
Hansen's trial is set for July.