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Judge rules suspect in hospital-ramp killing incompetent

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A judge has found a Milwaukee man incompetent to stand trial in the beating death of a nurse practitioner in a hospital parking garage.

But Circuit Judge Jeffrey Wagner on Tuesday said 27-year-old Kenneth Freeman will most likely regain competency with treatment.

Freeman is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the Jan. 25 death of 33-year-old Carlie Beudin. Beudin was found trapped beneath her car in a parking garage at Froedtert Hospital.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports a forensic psychologist found Freeman is not competent to understand the charge against him and help in his own defense.

The judge ordered that Freeman is too mentally ill to refuse medication, so he can be given drugs against his will as part of his treatment.

The release of more information on Freeman’s treatment is scheduled for June 4.

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