Pa. judge: Ailing suspect likely won’t face trial

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A judge in northeastern Pennsylvania says a suspect will likely never stand trial on charges he fatally stabbed his wife and injured his son and grandson with a spear.

The Times Leader reports ( that 69-year-old Harun Ngolo might stay in a secure hospital for the rest of his life because of mental and physical problems.

Police say Ngolo used a homemade spear to attack his family in Wilkes-Barre during an argument over Father’s Day plans in June 2010.

He was ruled incompetent to stand trial in 2011. At a court hearing Friday, a prison nurse said Ngolo cannot speak coherently and is unable to walk at times.

Attorneys say they’ll seek recommendations on how to proceed. Luzerne County Judge William Amesbury asked for an update in 60 days.


Information from: Times Leader,

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