Suspect in Greenwood Shooting Incompetent for Trial
Ronald W. Williamson
DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC)- A Sussex County judge has reversed his previous ruling and declared that a man accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend during a standoff with police in Greenwood is not competent to stand trial.
Judge Richard Stokes ruled this week that 67-year-old Ronald W. Williamson is severely delusional and cannot assist in his own defense. Stokes ordered that Williamson be kept at the state-run Delaware Psychiatric Center and that measures be taken to restore his competency.
Stokes ruled in September that Williamson was competent to stand trial last fall. He held a second competency hearing last month after defense attorneys reported continued changes in Williamson's behavior and attitude toward them.
Williamson is charged with capital murder in the June 2011 death of 55-year-old Connie Breeding of Greenwood.
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