Louisiana DA: Murder suspect ruled incompetent for trial
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Prosecutors say a man accused of shooting and killing his neighbor in Louisiana and trying to set her body on fire has been found mentally incapable to stand trial.
The Courier and the Daily Comet quote Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell in a Tuesday report as saying 41-year-old Kai Williams was evaluated by two experts who deemed him incompetent to proceed to trial.
Russell says Williams was remanded to a facility for treatment. Russell says Williams will come back if he is deemed restored. But, she says for now prosecutors are not sure when or if the trial will proceed.
Thibodaux police say Williams is charged with second-degree murder in the Nov. 24 death of 75-year-old Grace Owens. The newspapers could not reach Williams' attorney, Maria Dugas, for comment.
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