SPOKANE, Wash.--A suspected serial killer faced a judge Tuesday after refusing to appear in court Monday. Tonight at 6:00, KREM 2’s Hayley Guenthner looks into what rights inmates have when it comes to court appearances and how long a judge must wait before issuing a drag order.
A drag order is when a judge can force suspects to attend court if they refuse to voluntarily appear. Judges make their own decision on whether or not a drag order will be issued.
Donna (Douglas) Perry is accused of shooting three Spokane prostitutes to death back in the 90s. She refused to go to court on Monday. Perry complied before she was given a drag order.