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Man accused of killing woman competent for trial

Friday - 10/4/2013, 10:10pm  ET

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) -- A man accused of fatally shooting his pregnant girlfriend's mother and wounding the girlfriend and her sister has been found competent to stand trial.

A Wicomico County Circuit Court judge ruled on 20-year-old Myles Lyons' status on Friday after receiving a report on him from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Lyons has been charged with first-degree murder and numerous other offenses in the Nov. 27 attacks in Salisbury. Police say 39-year-old Lakisha Jackson died after being shot and stabbed. Officers say her pregnant daughter, 17-year-Nicole Jackson, and Nicole's sister, 18-year-old Tyisha Jackson, were also shot.

Authorities say Nicole Jackson's baby was later delivered safely.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports (http://delmarvane.ws/1bGoSC5) that Lyons' trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 22.

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Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md., http://www.delmarvanow.com/


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