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Man Charged in Attack Fit to Stand Trial

Man Charged in Attack Fit to Stand Trial

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- The man accused of attacking two sisters with a knife as they hiked along a trail above Mount Ogden Golf Course in July is fit to stand trial.

That's from two doctors who evaluated Gordon William Thomas.

The 41-year-old is charged with three first-degree felony counts of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of aggravated attempted murder, and a weapons charge.

Police say Thomas attacked the two women with a knife while they hiked with their mother. They received only minor injuries.

Thomas was on parole after serving 21-years for kidnapping and raping a teenager in 1983. He was found living near the crime scene and arrested the day after the attack.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 19th.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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