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Weymouth man accused of triple slaying incompetent

June 7, 2013

WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for a Weymouth man charged with killing his sister, mother and his mother’s boyfriend says his client has been found not competent to stand trial by doctors at a state psychiatric hospital.

An attorney for 20-year-old Donald Rudolph said in court Thursday that doctors at the hospital, after a five-week psychiatric evaluation, determined Rudolph is not mentally competent to assist in his own defense at trial.

The Patriot Ledger (http://bit.ly/13gRV9X ) reports that prosecutors want to review the doctors’ report and potentially have their own expert evaluate Rudolph before a judge makes a final determination on whether he’s fit for trial or should be committed to the hospital.

Rudolph is charged with bludgeoning and stabbing to death 50-year-old Paula Rudolph; 24-year-old Caylin Rudolph; and 52-year-old Frederick Medina in November 2011.


Information from: The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot Ledger, http://www.patriotledger.com

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