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Judge: Man Charged With Dismembering Dad Not Competent to Stand Trial

Leroy Smith III charged with May death of Leroy Smith Jr.

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    Judge: Man Charged With Dismembering Dad Not Competent to Stand Trial
    Kennebec County Jail

    A judge ruled Monday that a Maine man charged with killing and dismembering his father is not competent to stand trial at this time.

    Twenty-five-year-old Leroy Smith III appeared in Kennebec County Superior Court. He is charged with the May death of 56-year-old Leroy Smith Jr. inside an apartment they shared. An earlier evaluation found that Smith was not competent.

    Police have said Smith killed his father by stabbing him in the neck and using knives to chop up his body before burying him in the woods.

    In a police affidavit, Smith said he committed the crime because his father sexually assaulted him throughout his life.

    An expert psychologist told the court Smith suffers from acute delusional thinking. He reportedly told his lawyer that he is God.

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