Man declared incompetent in stabbing death of stepfather

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio man charged with murder in the stabbing death of his stepfather has been declared incompetent to stand trial.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports ( ) a Butler County judge declared Jonathon Day incompetent on Thursday following a court-ordered psychological evaluation.

Police say the 28-year-old Hamilton man stabbed 56-year-old Clifford Wagers in the neck and head following an argument in March. Wagers later died from his injuries.

Defense attorney Jeremy Evans filed an incompetency motion last month saying Day had a severe psychological reaction during police questioning.

Evans says his client suffers from significant psychological symptoms and appears to be incapable of handling the stress of trial or help in his own defense.

Day has been ordered to receive treatment to try to return him to competency.


Information from: The JournalNews of Hamilton,$sch=jnfront?jnfront