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Nov 15, 2012 3:56 PM by AP

Man accused of killing grandmother will be tried

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Calcasieu Parish judge says a 35-year-old man accused of killing his grandmother is competent to stand trial.

Carl Webb is charged with first-degree murder of 75-year-old Helen Webb in February 2009 .
The American Press  reports that psychiatrists James Anderson and Garrett Rider both testified they believe Webb is competent.

Anderson said Webb claimed to have hallucinations but his descriptions were vague. Rider said Webb can tell right from wrong and understands the charges and their possible consquences.

Both doctors said Webb told them he had a past history of psychiatric hospitalization, most recently in 1995.

Webb is serving a 65-year prison term on illegal weapons charges.


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