Judge: Bennington murder suspect not competent to stand trial
BENNINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - An accused killer has been found not competent to stand trial.
Darren Pronto, 34, is accused of killing Emily Hamann in Bennington in January 2021. The court found Pronto suffers from a major mental illness and is not competent for trial.
The judge ordered Pronto hospitalized at a secure facility under the department of mental health for up to 90 days. After that, his case will be reevaluated.
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