Coe Case Headed For Appeals Court

SPOKANE – The Kevin Coe civil commitment case hasn’t been heard yet and is already headed for the court of appeals.

Tim Trageser, Coe’s attorney, plans to appeal a judge’s decision Tuesday that said Coe cannot have legal representation during an upcoming psychological exam.

A court order says Coe’s attorney must sit quietly and not interrupt or object to questions asked by a psychologist.

Trageser has already been found in contempt of court for interrupting during a previous exam held with Coe at the Special Confinement Center on McNeil Island.

Coe’s trial is set for March. The state wants him declared a sexually violent predator and have him indefinitely confined on McNeil Island.