El Hadji Alpha Madiou Toure ruled incompetent to stand trial

After days spent speaking with a social worker, El Hadji Alpha Madiou Toure has been deemed incompetent to stand trial for the murder charges made against him.  

Toure allegedly tortured and stole thousands of dollars from 34-year-old Corrina Mehiel, who was found dead in her apartment. Upon arrest in March, one week following Mehiel’s death, Toure was charged with both first-degree murder and theft.

Judge Lyn Leibovitz ordered a full competency evaluation Monday morning, which will further investigate Toure’s ability to continue with the trial. Leibovitz, the defense and the prosecution plan to reconvene on August 4 to discuss the results of the evaluation and how to move forward.

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