Youngstown man incompetent to stand trial in killing of relative

Julius Williams is accused of murdering 87-year-old William Cox with a hammer in March

Julius Williams is accused of murdering 87-year-old William Cox with a hammer in March


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A man accused of beating his great-grandfather to death will not stand trial anytime soon.

On Monday, a judge ruled that Julius Williams is not competent to stand trial.

Williams is accused of murdering 87-year-old William Cox with a hammer in March.

Williams was recently evaluated and counselors determined Williams couldn’t understand the case against him. The judge agreed.

For now, Williams will be placed in an in-patient mental health facility to see if he can eventually be deemed competent again.

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