- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah man accused of killing a grandmother, her 2-month-old granddaughter and another man has been ordered to receive one year of treatment at the Utah State Hospital.

The Deseret News reports (https://bit.ly/2rIyryE ) 33-year-old Alexander Hung Tran was ordered on Monday to the yearlong treatment.

Tran is charged with three first-degree counts of aggravated murder in the September 2015 deaths of 50-year-old Heike Poike, 2-month-old Lyrik Poike and 28-year-old Dakota Smith. Police say each victim was shot multiple times.

Tran was found incompetent to face the charges in December 2016, meaning he is unable to fully understand the charges against him and communicate with his attorney.

Court records state Tran was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. Poike rented the upstairs area of Tran’s home, where the three people were found dead.


Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com



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