A camera is creating a roadblock in moving forward with the case of a man accused of killing a pastor in front of his congregation in 2009. Terry Joe Sedlacek of Troy has been held at the Alton Mental Health Center since shortly after the incident, awaiting evaluation. The psychologist the state has chosen to perform an evaluation has stated he won't do it if the process is recorded on video.
A judge ruled last May that the examination should be videotaped, siding with the defense. The psychologist, according to court documents, feels the videotaping of the exam would prevent him from "effectively examining the defendant." The judge has taken both arguments under advisement and will rule next week. In an initial interview set up by Sedlacek's defense, he was allegedly found to suffer from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Sedlacek is accused of killing Pastor Fred Winters inside the First Baptist Church in Maryville.