The Kandiyohi County Attorney's Office has reportedly filed an appeal in the Algene Vossen case.

County Attorney Shane Baker says the judge in the case erred when he ruled Vossen, who is 80, is incompetent to stand trial on murder charges from a case back in 1974.  Vossen has been charged in the killing of Mae Herman in her Willmar home. 

Vossen was found to be suffering from significant memory loss and would be unable to defend himself in a criminal trial.  The next step would be to see if Vossen qualifies to be civilly committed.

Baker is asking for the civil commitment process to be stayed until the appeal is heard by the Minnesota Court of Appeal is heard.

Vossen is currently in the custody of family in Des Moines, Iowa.