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Man accused in killing still unable to stand trial

Wednesday - 8/28/2013, 7:45pm  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A judge has ruled that an inmate accused of fatally stabbing a correctional officer in 2006 is still incompetent to stand trial.

An Anne Arundel Circuit Court judge ordered Tuesday that 42-year-old Lamarr Harris be treated at a state forensic psychiatric hospital, The Capital of Annapolis reports.

Harris and another inmate were charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of 42-year-old Cpl. David McGuinn at the now-closed Maryland House of Correction in Jessup. Harris was first found incompetent to stand trial in June 2012.

The state has five years to try a person once he is ruled incompetent. The cases are reviewed annually.

The other inmate, Lee Edward Stephens, was convicted of first-degree murder in February 2012 and sentenced to life without parole.


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