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Michael Davis, Brother Of Two NFL Players, Found Incompetent To Stand Trial For Murder Of Denver Nurse Gary Dederichs

By ERIC TUCKER 05/11/12 12:38 PM ET AP

Gary Dederichs
Retired Denver nurse Gary Dederichs was killed in D.C.'s Petworth neighborhood in late April.

WASHINGTON -- The younger brother of NFL players Vernon and Vontae Davis has been declared incompetent to stand trial in the slaying of a man visiting the nation's capital from Colorado.

Nineteen-year-old Michael Davis is charged with first-degree murder in the April death of 66-year-old Gary Dederichs. Police say Dederichs was walking alone in a residential neighborhood when he was struck on the head with a hammer or similar weapon.

Davis has also been charged in two nonfatal attacks and is suspected in two additional assaults. All occurred over three days less than a mile from his home.

D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert Morin declared Davis incompetent to stand trial Friday based on a psychiatrist's recommendation. Davis will be treated at a psychiatric hospital in hopes of restoring his competency.


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