Man Charged In Wayne Girl's Murder Competent To Stand Trial
Posted October 13, 2004 5:04 a.m. EDT
WAYNE COUNTY, N.C. — A man accused of killing a young girl in Wayne County has been deemed competant to stand trial.
Investigators say Eric Lane kidnapped 5-year-old Precious Whitfield from her grandmother's home two years ago, raped her then killed her.
Lane tried to fire his court-appointed lawyers, but he changed his mind.
The district attorney is seeking the death penalty.