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Roger Einspahr Ruled Not Competent to Stand Trial

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A judge rules that a Lincoln group-home resident accused of stabbing a five-year-old boy in not competent to stand trail.

Lancaster County District Court Judge Jeffre Cheuvront made the decision yesterday at a competency hearing for 56-year-old Roger Einspahr in Lincoln.

In April, Eisnpahr allegedly stabbed a boy in a group home where Einspahr was staying. Einspahr is charged with second-degree assault and using a weapon to commit a felony as well as kidnapping.

The incident prompted Gov. Mike Johanns to launch an investigation into the safety of group homes and to increase the state's surveillance of facilities.

Einspahr is scheduled to appear in court and have another competency test on Nov. 18.

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