GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – A man accused of luring children into a Green Bay restaurant and setting it on fire has entered a plea of Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Defect.
Jesus Alfredo Castilloveitia-Quinton, 18, appeared in a Brown County court room Monday for an arraignment hearing. He entered the plea, and a judge ordered bond to continue at $25,000.
Castilloveitia-Quinton is charged with arson and two counts of felony child abuse for Aug. 21 incident at the Ten O One Club on Main Street.
Police said he lured some children into the building, beat them, and set four fires in the building. Castilloveitia-Quinton told police an apartment above the restaurant was his “secret hideout.”
In early October, Castilloveitia-Quinton was found competent to stand trial after a judge reviewed results of mental health examination.
Court documents say Castilloveitia-Quinton’s mother told police back in April that her son has mental health issues. On the day Castilloveitia-Quinton was released from jail after serving a disorderly conduct sentence, he was arrested again for assaulting his mother and locking her out of her own house.
Castilloveitia-Quinton’s next court date is a status hearing in January.