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Judge rules accused Baton Rouge killer Kenneth Gleason sane, trial set for next year

1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago Thursday, August 06 2020 Aug 6, 2020 August 06, 2020 11:05 AM August 06, 2020 in News
Source: The Advocate

BATON ROUGE - A man charged in two killings police believed to be racially motivated will stand trial after a judge ruled this week that he was sane at the time of his shooting spree.

According to The Advocate, a judge deemed Kenneth Gleason fit to stand trial for three separate shootings that left two people dead in September 2017. 

Gleason was charged with the second-degree murder of 59-year-old Bruce Cofield and 49-year-old Donald Smart in the crime spree that unfolded over the course of about a month. He's also charged with attempted murder for allegedly firing into the home of a Black family.

Investigators said Gleason had no known connections to any of his victims. 

Gleason's new trial date is set for April 5, 2021.

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