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Stafford Found Competent For Trial

A Summit County judge has ruled the last of five suspects in a plot to bomb a bridge over the Cuayhoga Valley National Park is mentally competent to stand trial.A pre-trial hearing is scheduled Thursday for 23-year-old Joshua Stafford. The judge ruled after hearing from psychologists who said Stafford is suicidal, depressed and wary of a dangerous world, but is able to assist in his defense. The four other defendants in last year's plot have been sentenced to prison terms of six to 11 years.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.