Man charged with killing Hickman, Ky. mayor found incompetent

Man charged with killing Hickman, Ky. mayor found incompetent

Thomas Lattus is accused of killing Hickman, Ky. Mayor Charles Murphy.

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 10:39 AM

HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) -- A western Kentucky man charged with fatally shooting a mayor has been found incompetent to stand trial.
  
   The Paducah Sun (http://bit.ly/NwHVXz) reports a Fulton County Circuit Court judge made the ruling Tuesday after a competency hearing for 30-year-old Thomas Lattus, who is accused of fatally shooting Hickman Mayor Charles Murphy in January.
  
   The judge ordered Lattus to reside at Western State Hospital in Hopkinsville for up to 360 days.
  
   Prosecutor Mike Stacy said charges of murder and burglary will be dismissed, but would be brought again when Lattus is deemed competent.
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   Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com

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