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Suspect in Iowa plant killing not competent to stand trial

The suspect is identified as Lukouxs Brown, age 26, also of Fort Dodge.
The suspect is identified as Lukouxs Brown, age 26, also of Fort Dodge.(KCRG)
Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 12:13 PM CDT
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EAGLE GROVE, Iowa (AP) — A judge has found a man suspected of killing a coworker at a northern Iowa meat processing plant too mentally unfit to stand trial.

Television station WHO-TV reports that on Friday, a judge ordered 26-year-old Lukouxs Brown to be turned over to the Iowa Department of Corrections’ Medical and Classification Center.

The judge found that Brown suffers from a mental disorder that prevents him from understanding the first-degree murder charge brought against him.

He was charged after the February stabbing death of 50-year-old Wayne Smith at the Prestage Foods plant in Eagle Grove.

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