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Competency Hearing Held For Accused Child Killer

A Bourbon County judge says he'll wait before deciding whether a man accused of killing a six-year-old Central Kentucky boy, is competent to stand trial.

A competency hearing was held Monday morning in Bourbon County for Lewis Buck Ballard.

Ballard is accused of murder in the death of Wesley Mullins.

Mullins was found murdered inside his grandfather's garage in Paris. Ballard was staying with Mullins' grandfather at the time of the crime.

In court today, the lead investigator took the stand. He says although Ballard can not read or write, he has an IQ of 72. He says in his opinion, his IQ indicates that he is competent to stand trial.

There has not yet been an official ruling.


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