Staunton teen charged with killing mentally disabled man found competent to stand trial


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STAUNTON, Virginia — A Staunton teenager has been found competent to stand trial on charges of killing a mentally disabled man on a city golf course.

Media outlets report that a Staunton Circuit Court judge ruled 17-year-old Isaiah D. Stuart as competent on Tuesday following a second evaluation that found no basis for an insanity defense.

Stuart's attorney, Brent Jackson, had requested the second evaluation after Stuart was found competent at a January hearing.

Stuart faces trial as an adult on a first-degree murder charge.

He is accused of killing 26-year-old Julian Parrott near the 18th hole at the Gypsy Hill Park course in May 2014. An autopsy determined that Parrott was stabbed 35 times.

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