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Dec 17, 2014 8:02 AM

Man found incompetent to face trial in death

The Associated Press

LACONIA - A resident of a New Hampshire boarding house for the mentally ill has been found incompetent to stand on charges that he killed his roommate in 2013.

During a hearing in Belknap County Superior Court on Tuesday, Judge James D. O'Neill III said the state and the defense agreed that 21-year-old Kasey Riley was currently unfit to go to trial and that he receive mental health treatment. He would be evaluated again in a year.

Riley was charged with second-degree murder after police were called to a house owned by Genesis Behavioral Health for a report of a non-responsive person. They found 27-year-old Zachary March dead. Authorities said he was strangled.

Shortly after his arrest, Riley's sister said Riley has struggled with mental illness for years.


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