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Suspect in shocking UA Halloween murder found incompetent to stand trial

Suspect in shocking UA Halloween murder found incompetent to stand trial

614now Staff

The trial of the woman accused of the Halloween night murder of her father and attempted murder of her mother in their Upper Arlington home has been postponed.

According to the Dispatch, Suspect Kristin C. Roth, 31, has been found incompetent to stand trial in the case. Further court appearances have been postponed while Roth seeks treatment in a psychiatric hospital.

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Roth faces charges of aggravated murder in the death of her father, James Roth, 61, and attempted murder of her mother, Elizabeth Roth, 60—both of whom were shot.

Should Roth regain competency, the trial could move forward. Though no potential motive has been given, a prosecutor at Roth’s initial court appearance referred to her “apparent mental-health issues” as motivation in the shootings.

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