WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man has been found competent to stand trial on charges of fatally shooting and dismembering a Minnesota man.
Marathon County Circuit Judge Mike Moran has ruled Kou Thao is mentally capable of assisting with his own defense. The 27-year-old Wausau man is accused of shooting and dismembering 58-year-old Tong Pao Hang, of St. Paul, Minn., and taking the body parts to Milwaukee last spring.
Thao’s competency has been at issue for several months. He’s been examined three times by doctors from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services at the request of defense attorneys.
WSAW-TV says Thao remains jailed on $1 million cash bond.
Information from: WSAW-TV, http://www.wsaw.com