SHEBOYGAN (WKOW) -- A 13-year-old Sheboygan boy will stand trial in the killing of his great-grandmother in September.
Judge Timothy Van Akkeren found the boy competent Friday, based on a court-ordered mental health evaluation.
According to a report from The Sheboygan Press, the boy's attorney, who requested the evaluation, did not challenge the ruling.
The boy and a 13-year-old friend are charged with first-degree intentional homicide for allegedly bludgeoning to death 78-year-old Barbara Olson at her Sheboygan Falls home on September 17 with a hammer and hatchet. The boys are accused of ransacking Olson's house and stealing money to buy marijuana and pizza.
Attorneys for the other boy did not seek a competency evaluation.
The case now moves to a January hearing on whether to move the case to juvenile court.
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