Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Judge Rules Man, 92, Incompetent for Trial in Daughter's Death

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Judge Rules Man, 92, Incompetent for Trial in Daughter's Death

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An elderly man charged with first-degree murder in his daughter's shooting death last year was found incompetent to stand trial by a Kanawha County judge this week. William Jack Stuck, 92, was ordered by Kanawha Circuit Judge Charles King on Monday to spend 90 days in a behavioral health facility to see if his competency can be restored, according to court documents.

Stuck is accused of shooting dead his daughter, Sandra Nichols, 68, on Oct. 6, 2016.

Later that month, prosecutors and defense lawyers filed a joint motion asking that Stuck be evaluated to determine competency or criminal responsibility, according to court documents.

Psychologist Timothy Saar conducted the examination. Stuck is being represented by the Kanawha Public Defender's Office,

Stuck appeared in King's courtroom on Monday. He was to be sent for 90 days to the William R. …

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