A Chicago man facing a charge of escape by a felon from a penal institution for his September 2014 escape from the Vandalia Correctional Center. 24-year old Marcus Battice is scheduled for a motion hearing this morning in Fayette County Court as a motion for re-evaluation is expected to be argued during the proceedings. In October 2015, a negotiated plea was presented to the court in the matter after a report from Dr. Frederick Klug found Battice fit to stand trial. However, during that hearing, Battice did not acknowledge his guilt and his unusual behavior caused the court to not proceed with the plea and a few days later, a second fitness evaluation was ordered. In February of this year, a report filed by Dr. Cuneo found Battice unfit to stand trial. After being held at the Chester Mental Health Center, a report from the Department of Human Services filed in June stated Battice was again fit to stand trial. The defense is now seeking to have Dr. Cuneo reappointed for a second evaluation and in an appearance in court on August 16, Fayette County Assistant State’s Attorney Brenda Duke objected to the request for reappointment. During that appearance, the court also ordered that Battice be returned to Fayette County Jail, but is currently still in custody of the Department of Human Services.