Brother of Vernon, Vontae Davis declared incompetent for trial

WASHINGTON -- The younger brother of NFL players Vernon and Vontae Davis has been declared incompetent to stand trial in the slaying of a man visiting the nation's capital from Colorado.

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Nineteen-year-old Michael Davis is charged with first-degree murder in the April death of 66-year-old Gary Dederichs. Police say Dederichs was walking alone in a residential neighborhood when he was struck on the head with a hammer or similar weapon.

Davis has also been charged in two nonfatal attacks and is suspected in two additional assaults. All occurred over three days less than a mile from his home.

D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert Morin declared Davis incompetent to stand trial Friday based on a clinical psychologist's recommendation. Davis will be treated at a psychiatric hospital in hopes of restoring his competency.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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