Man accused of killing parents declared unfit for trial

1 year 11 months 1 day ago Tuesday, November 15 2016 Nov 15, 2016 Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:37:00 AM CST November 15, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

JACKSON (AP) — A southeast Missouri man accused of killing his parents has been committed to a mental health facility after being declared unfit to stand trial, at least for now.

The Southeast Missourian reports that a judge on Monday approved the order for 38-year-old Thomas Wayne McRoy. His competency will be re-evaluated in May.

McRoy is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the November 2015 deaths of Larry McRoy and Roxann McRoy. Both were fatally shot in the living room of their home in Miner, then the bodies were dumped into the Mississippi River. Both bodies were later recovered.

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