Man ruled incompetent for trial in crash into bike riders

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A judge has ruled a Florida man accused of deliberately driving into a family on a bike ride is too mentally ill to stand trial.

The Tampa Bay Times reports Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Mark Kiser declared 31-year-old Mikese Morse incompetent to proceed Monday after reviewing a psychological assessment. Morse will go to a state hospital to receive mental health treatment before prosecution can continue.

Morse’s parents say they tried unsuccessfully for years to get their son treatment for schizophrenia.

Tampa police say 42-year-old Pedro Aguerreberry was riding on an off-road bike path with his two sons in June when Morse drove his car off the road, over a grass median and into them.

Aguerreberry was killed, and his 3-year-old boy was seriously injured. His 8-year-old son wasn’t seriously hurt.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.

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