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Janesville man not competent to stand trial

By: Associated Press//October 26, 2011//

Janesville man not competent to stand trial

By: Associated Press//October 26, 2011//

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JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) – A man accused of stabbing his Janesville neighbor to death has been ordered to remain in a mental health hospital for at least another year.

William Davis is accused of killing Joseph Hanson, in Hanson’s apartment in July. The 54-year-old is charged with first-degree intentional homicide.

During a hearing Monday, the prosecution and defense agreed with mental health specialists who testified that Davis is not competent to stand trial.

A judge ordered Davis to remain in Mendota Mental Health Facility for at least one year and his condition will be evaluated every three months.

If doctors think Davis is competent to stand trial during that time, another competency hearing will be scheduled.

District Attorney David O’Leary tells The Janesville Gazette doctors believe Davis was experiencing a schizophrenic episode when he stabbed Hanson.

Information from: The Janesville Gazette, http://www.gazetteextra.com

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