- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A man accused of intentionally striking a Lansing firefighter with his pickup truck has been found mentally incompetent, which will indefinitely delay his murder trial.

Ingham County Judge Clinton Canady III looked at an expert’s report and said Grant Taylor can’t assist his attorney. He’ll return to a state psychiatric center for treatment.

After the hearing Wednesday, prosecutor John Dewane tells the Lansing State Journal (https://on.lsj.com/1U9Llfj ) that authorities have 15 months to restore Taylor’s mental health before charges would be dropped.

The 23-year-old Taylor has a history of mental illness. Firefighter Dennis Rodeman was struck and killed in September while in a Lansing street collecting donations for charity.

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Information from: Lansing State Journal, https://www.lansingstatejournal.com


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