- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

POTOSI, Mo. (AP) - A man accused of killing an eastern Missouri deputy in 2012 has been declared mentally incompetent to stand trial.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/2dbkz82 ) reported Tuesday that Washington County Associate Circuit Judge Troy Hyde issued the ruling, which leaves 34-year-old Gary Sancegrow confined at the Fulton State Hospital. The ruling also orders dismissal of first-degree murder and armed criminal action charges.

Washington County Deputy Christopher Parsons was fatally shot on Dec. 15, 2012. Sancegrow turned himself in after a 16-hour manhunt.

Court records say Sancegrow has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and takes anti-psychotic medication.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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