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Suspect in trucking company shootings ruled incompetent for trial

A judge has ruled a man is incompetent to stand trial on charges stemming from a November shooting spree that killed two and wounded three others at a suburban Cincinnati trucking company. Butler County Common Pleas Judge Keith Spaeth (spayth) today postponed Tom West's July trial and ordered him committed to a maximum-security psychiatric hospital. Spaeth says if doctors can restore West to competency within a year, the case will go to trial. If not, the charges would be dropped and West will be permanently committed to a mental health facility. A hearing to update the court on West's condition is scheduled for December seventh.

The 50-year-old West has pleaded innocent by reason of insanity to two counts of aggravated murder and four counts of attempted aggravated murder in the shootings at Watkins Motor Lines.

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