- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) - Three doctors say a man accused of killing a clerk in a north Florida gas station is not mentally fit to stand trial.

A judge ordered a third mental evaluation for 26-year-old Joseph Frank Bova II, before deciding whether to grant Bova’s request to represent himself. On Wednesday, a judge ordered Bova to a state hospital until he is ready. The Florida Times-Union (https://tinyurl.com/mdmt4r5) Bova will be evaluated again to be sure he is competent. The process can take up to five years.

Bova is accused of killing 32-year-old Zuheily Roman Rosado in February 2013 as she worked alone in a Mobil Mart in Palm Coast.

Surveillance video helped link Bova to the killing. He was arrested several months later in Boca Raton. His family hired a South Florida lawyer but Bova refused his services.


Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, https://www.jacksonville.com

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