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"Hatchet Man" may be incompetent for trial

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Attorneys for the man accused of attacking several people at a Marshall, Texas Walmart says their client may not be competent enough to stand trial.

Last December, 27 year old Christopher Hamilton swung a hatchet at several shoppers and employees, inuring 3 people.

Thursday a judge appointed a local doctor to evaluate Hamilton's mental state.

Hamilton's attorney couldn't say much but informed KTBS 3 News that a condition of competency is for a defendant to be able to help their case by answering their attorney's questions.

The doctor has 30 days before his report on Hamilton's mental state is due back to a judge or review.

 

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