Judge finds arson suspect is not competent

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – A judge has determined the man accused of setting a fire inside the Target in Amherst is not competent to stand trial.

Two psychiatrists who evaluated William Lattin for the prosecution report he is competent to stand trial. But a psychiatrist hired by the defense reported Lattin is not competent to stand trial.

During a minutes-long hearing in March, Lattin had several outbursts.

Judge Sheila DiTullio ruled Lattin is not competent. He will now be sent to a hospital for treatment.

The arson case against him will be suspended until doctors find he is competent.

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