- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) - A judge in Kenosha County has determined a man accused in a fatal group home stabbing is mentally competent to stand trial.

Sixty-six-year-old Marcel Kudzin has been living at the Mendota Mental Health Institute since a court in December found he wasn’t mentally competent for trial.

Kudzin is acused of stabbing 52-year-old James Nelson 32 times with a kitchen knife after Nelson tried to prevent him from attacking a woman at St. James Manor in Kenosha last November. The group home for the elderly and mentally ill has since been closed.

The Kenosha News (https://bit.ly/1WNvJUu ) reports Judge Bruce Schroeder said Tuesday the doctor’s reports indicate Kudzin now has the mental capacity to understand the proceedings of a homicide trial. A preliminary hearing is set for June 29.

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Information from: Kenosha News, https://www.kenoshanews.com

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