BROOMFIELD, Colo. — A Colorado judge has ruled that a man accused of using an ax to kill his four-year-old nephew is not competent to stand trial for murder.

Broomfield County District Judge Michael Goodbee’s ruling puts the criminal charges on hold until Emanuel Doll is ruled competent.

Doll is due back in court on March 19 to review his status. The 26-year-old will be held at the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo.

A statement released Wednesday by the Broomfield County district attorney’s office says Goodbee made his written ruling on Sunday, based on a competency hearing held last month.

Police have said that Doll’s parents found their young grandson dead in their basement in April. Doll was arrested after police found him wearing bloody clothes in the home’s backyard.

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