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W.Va. man accused in Va. slaying 'incompetent'

October 16, 2013
Associated Press

WARRENTON, Va. (AP) — A West Virginia prisoner has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial in a decades-old slaying in Virginia's horse country.

The accused, 65-year-old Ronald R. Cloud, has been committed to Central State Hospital in Petersburg for treatment.

He was to stand trial in Fauquier (faw-KEER') County Circuit Court on charges related to the 1980 New Year's Eve killing of Brad Baker. He was the manager of an estate owned by relatives of Stephen Currier of the famed Currier and Ives prints and banker and philanthropist Andrew Mellon.

FauquierNow ( ) reports that a judge has ordered Cloud to undergo treatment until an April court hearing.

West Virginia records show Cloud had been a prisoner in the Mount Olive Correctional Facility in West Virginia for kidnapping, conspiracy and sexual assault charges.



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