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Competency hearing scheduled for young man charged in sledgehammer slayings of NE Ohio couple
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 17, 2013 6:45 AM EDT
A judge has scheduled a competency hearing for a 19-year-old man charged in the bludgeoning deaths of a northeast Ohio couple.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports two psychological evaluations determined Ford is competent to stand trial, but his attorney declined to immediately accept the accuracy and authenticity of those reviews.
The Summit County judge handling the case says he doesn't have concerns about Ford's competency but has scheduled a hearing Oct. 28 to hear psychologists' testimony on the issue.
A 14-year-old boy also is charged as a juvenile in the slayings.
Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com