Man ruled incompetent for trial in crash into bike riders
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A judge has ruled a Florida man accused of deliberately driving into a family on a bike ride is too mentally ill to stand trial.
The Tampa Bay Times reports Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Mark Kiser declared 31-year-old Mikese Morse incompetent to proceed Monday after reviewing a psychological assessment. Morse will go to a state hospital to receive mental health treatment before prosecution can continue.
Morse’s parents say they tried unsuccessfully for years to get their son treatment for schizophrenia.
Tampa police say 42-year-old Pedro Aguerreberry was riding on an off-road bike path with his two sons in June when Morse drove his car off the road, over a grass median and into them.
Aguerreberry was killed, and his 3-year-old boy was seriously injured. His 8-year-old son wasn’t seriously hurt.
Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.