Man Accused Of Killing Woman Competent For Trial

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting his pregnant girlfriend’s mother and wounding the girlfriend and her sister has been found competent to stand trial.

A Wicomico County Circuit Court judge ruled on 20-year-old Myles Lyons’ status on Friday after receiving a report on him from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Lyons has been charged with first-degree murder and numerous other offenses in the Nov. 27 attacks in Salisbury. Police say 39-year-old Lakisha Jackson died after being shot and stabbed. Officers say her pregnant daughter, 17-year-Nicole Jackson, and Nicole’s sister, 18-year-old Tyisha Jackson, were also shot.

Authorities say Nicole Jackson’s baby was later delivered safely.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that Lyons’ trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 22.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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