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North Carolina woman declared mentally incompetent for trial

Posted August 30

— A North Carolina woman has been declared mentally incompetent to stand trial in the fatal shooting of a gas station manager last year.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports Forsyth County Superior Court Judge Stanley Allen made his ruling on Wednesday in the case of 35-year-old Tonesha Tonyae Collins of Winston-Salem, who was indicted earlier this month for first-degree murder in the death of 53-year-old J. Won Kim.

Winston-Salem police said Collins went into the gas station on May 30, 2016, and shot Kim several times with a handgun. Kim died at a local hospital almost three weeks later.

A psychologist at Central Regional Hospital did an evaluation and determined Collins was incapable to stand trial. Allen followed with his decision and ordered Collins be admitted to Central Regional Hospital.


Information from: Winston-Salem Journal


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