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Judge Postpones Rule on Rashad Riddick’s Competency

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The man accused of killing three family members in Madison County back in 2011 was in court to determine whether or not he can finally stand trial.

In September 2012, Rashad Riddick was found incompetent to stand trial and sent to Central State Hospital for treatment. In June 2013, doctors at the hospital told the judge he was competent.

Thursday, Riddick was back in Madison County Circuit Court for a competency hearing. After a full day of testimony from medical experts on both sides, a judge has still not made a ruling Thursday.

The defense says the hospital has failed to properly treat and restore Riddick after he was originally ruled incompetent to stand trial.

Riddick's attorney is asking the judge to once again find him incompetent so he can get the proper help and be able to assist his attorneys in his trial. The commonwealth, however, says he is capable of working with and assisting authorities.

More than two years ago Riddick was accused of killing three of his family members - his uncle James Jackson, Jackson's wife Karen and her daughter Chante Davis. They were found dead on a Madison County farm.

Thursday in court the judge said he needs more time to look over the evidence to make a proper decision. The date for that ruling is set for September 9 at 9:30 am.

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