Man Accused of Killing Boss Is Found Competent for Trial

Man Accused of Killing Boss Is Found Competent for Trial

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A Lehi man charged in the January 2004 shooting death of his boss has been found competent to stand trial.

Jesus Hernandez, 33, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, is charged with first-degree felony murder, second-degree felony obstruction of justice and third-degree illegal possession of a weapon.

Trial was set for March 23.

Hernandez is accused of killing Prestige Exteriors owner Joseph Crummy, 38, of Salt Lake City. Police say the two men had an ongoing argument over unpaid wages.

Hernandez was found competent in 4th District Court on Tuesday, and defense attorney Dana Facemyer, said, "We'd be happy to move this case forward."

A final pretrial conference is set for March 8.

Hernandez is being held in the Utah County Jail.

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

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