It's interesting and just a bit "weird" that local news has omitted an important detail regarding a suspected serial killer who earned an important victory today.
To be fair, the racially motivated killings were never tagged as a series of hate crimes because they did not impact a legally defined protected class.
Moreover, on the QT and very hush, hush . . . There's a lot of sordid deets about the early morning killings along an isolated trail park amongst single, older white dudes that hasn't been approved for public consumption.
And so some, but not all, local media are complicit in downplaying this crucial criminal justice detail regarding today's designation . . .
Based on the most recent evaluations by doctors for the defense and the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Scott is currently deemed incompetent.
It’s important to note that he is found currently incompetent and that status could change.
He will remain at the Department of Mental Health for further evaluation and he will continue to be committed.
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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- On Monday, a scheduled competency hearing for suspected serial killer Fredrick Scott was held. Based on the most recent evaluations by doctors for the defense and the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Scott is currently deemed incompetent. It's important to note that he is found currently incompetent and that status could change.
A Kansas City man accused of killing six people on or near Indian Creek Trail has been found incompetent to stand trial.Fredrick Scott is charged in the deaths of David Lenox, Timothy Rice, Mike Darby, Steven Gibbons, John Palmer and Karen Harmeyer.The killings took place in 2016 and 2017.A court hearing Monday found Scott was not competent to stand trial based on the latest mental evaluation filed by the Department of Mental Health.Another hearing is set for Aug.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man dubbed the Indian Creek Trail Killer has been determined incompetent to stand trial five years after he began his killing spree in Kansas City. In August 2017 and March 2018, Fredrick Scott was charged with multiple murders along Indian Creek Trail.
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