Judge: Bennington murder suspect not competent to stand trial

Published: Dec. 8, 2022 at 5:03 PM EST
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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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