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Man Accused of Slaughtering Family Unfit for Trial

Shawn Carter of Belmont, was scheduled to have a competency hearing Thursday in Belknap County Superior Court.

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    A 33-year-old New Hampshire man accused of hacking his mother and brother to death has been found unfit to stand trial.

    The Concord Monitor reports Shawn Carter of Belmont, was scheduled to have a competency hearing Thursday in Belknap County Superior Court.

    Carter previously pleaded not guilty to first- and second-degree murder. He is accused of killing his 59-year-old mother, Priscilla Carter, and his 39-year-old brother, Timothy, in May 2013. Each suffered multiple chop wounds.

    Prosecutors say the hearing was called off because Carter is currently incompetent. The state has up to a year to rehabilitate him. The charges will be dismissed if his rehabilitation is unsuccessful, and a judge would then determine his fate.

    Prosecutors say Carter could receive treatment at the state prison's secure psychiatric unit.

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