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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Harry Trainor
A suspected serial killer already serving a 100-year federal prison sentence for crimes committed during a spree of burglaries is set to go to trial Tuesday for the killing of a mother and daughter in Prince George's County in 2009 -- one of two sets of mother-daughter killings investigators think he committed.
A suspected serial killer who was set to face first-degree murder charges this week in the slaying of a Largo woman and her daughter will undergo a mental competency exam to determine whether he is fit to stand trial, according to Prince George's County court records.
"This is a case of unusual complexity, both factually and legally," Mr. Trainor wrote in court filings. "In order to prepare this case for trial and effectively represent the defendant during trial, it is essential that counsel be able to effectively communicate with the defendant while the defendant is able to receive information, understand it, process it in a reasonably timely manner, and in return provide helpful information to defense counsel."
"Counsel believe that the defendant is currently unable to effectively assist in his own defense," Scott's attorney, Harry Trainor, wrote in court documents requesting the evaluation for any mental disorder or disability.