arson suspect not competent to stand trial
February 1, 2012
Ohio — Authorities said a 10-year-old boy who was charged with starting
that heavily damaged a downtown Greenville business last fall will not
happened on Oct. 30 at the Miami Valley Vending Service company on
The boy was
9 years old at the time and was eventually charged in juvenile court
arson. Officials said the boy was recently determined not competent to
trial because of his age, he would not be able to understand the nature
charge. Officials said they also felt that the child would not be able
assist in his own defense.
officials said “juvenile fire setters” are a problem and not just in
County Children’s Services continues to supervise the child’s progress
counseling that might be necessary.
Damage to the business was estimated at