Man Accused of Fratricide Deemed Still Incompetent

Man Accused of Fratricide Deemed Still Incompetent

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- An American Fork man accused of killing his brother will undergo continued treatment at the Utah State Hospital for at least another 120 days.

Man Accused of Fratricide Deemed Still Incompetent

Eryk Drej, 32, is charged with homicide in the June 1 shooting death of his younger brother Lukasz at their mother's home in American Fork. At Drej's competency review hearing Tuesday, public defender Anthony Howell told the judge that doctors wrote in a report that Drej still wasn't competent. Drej wasn't at the hearing.

State hospital doctors diagnosed Drej with undifferentiated schizophrenia, a mental disorder characterized by delusions and bizarre behavior.

A new competency evaluation for Drej was set for March 14 at 8:30 a.m.

Police said Drej told them that he killed his brother "because he believed Lukasz was going to kill an unknown young female and sell her organs on the black market."

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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