POTOSI, Mo. (AP) – A man accused of killing an eastern Missouri deputy in 2012 has been declared mentally incompetent to stand trial.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday that Washington County Associate Circuit Judge Troy Hyde issued the ruling, which leaves 34-year-old Gary Sancegrow confined at the Fulton State Hospital. The ruling also orders dismissal of first-degree murder and armed criminal action charges.
Washington County Deputy Christopher Parsons was fatally shot on Dec. 15, 2012. Sancegrow turned himself in after a 16-hour manhunt.
Court records say Sancegrow has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and takes anti-psychotic medication.
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