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Judge: Man accused of murdering sisters unfit for trial

Matthew Hayden in court last month. (FOX19 NOW) Matthew Hayden in court last month. (FOX19 NOW)
Elizabeth and Sarah Hayden. (Provided) Elizabeth and Sarah Hayden. (Provided)
The victims were inside this van at the time of the incident. (FOX19 NOW) The victims were inside this van at the time of the incident. (FOX19 NOW)

The man charged with murdering his two teenage sisters is not competent to stand trial, a Hamilton County judge determined Tuesday.

Matthew Hayden, 22, is accused of firing multiple shots at the sisters and another teen on Oct. 21. The victims were sitting in a vehicle outside the family’s Colerain Township home.

Sarah Hayden, 16, and Elizabeth Hayden, 17, died at the scene. Joshua Hacker, 16, survived the attack.

The competency decision by Judge Ralph Winkler comes one day after Hayden was indicted on two counts of aggravated murder and one count of aggravated murder.

Hayden is ordered to stay at Summit Behavioral Healthcare Hospital until he returns to court in May.

Investigators did not find an exact motive behind the shooting, but indicated it started with a family conflict.

The three victims were sitting in a van listening to music when Hayden allegedly fired multiple shots inside. He reloaded his 9mm Beretta handgun in the midst of the altercation, according to Colerain Township police spokesperson Jim Love.

Hayden immediately and peacefully surrendered when crews responded to the Banning Road home.

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