Magoffin County man mentally fit to stand trial

SALYERSVILLE, Ky.(WYMT)- A Magoffin County man accused of murder has been found competent to stand trial.

Thirty-one year old Jonathan Watkins is accused of killing his stepfather , Deputy Jailer Albert Bloomfield, last August.

At a competency hearing, a judge found that Watkins was competent to stand trial based on a psychological assessment. Watkins is charged with one count of murder of a police officer.
He could face the death penalty.

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