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Judge to weigh competency in woman’s death

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge in Madison is set to evaluate whether a man accused of leaving his elderly aunt to die is competent. Prosecutors say 45-year-old Steven King was living with his mother, 71-year-old Veronica King, in Madison in 2009 when his aunt, 71-year-old Mary Coleman fell in the house. They say the Kings left Coleman on the ...

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Wis. homicide suspect ordered to mental hospital

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of killing a woman and robbing her of quarters she planned to give to the needy has been ordered to a state mental hospital. Sixty-six-year-old Wilbert Thomas of Racine will spend up to 12 months in the hospital, trying to regain competency to stand trial. Thomas has pleaded not guilty by reason ...

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