Florida man ruled competent for trial in mom’s brutal death

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MILTON, Fla. (AP) – Doctors have found a 20-year-old Florida Panhandle man competent to stand trial on charges that he fatally bludgeoned and stabbed his mother.

A judge on Thursday granted a defense attorney’s request to have another doctor evaluate William Brandon Aydelott before the case goes to trial.

Aydelott was 17 when authorities say he killed Sharon Hill Aydelott on Christmas Eve 2013. The Pensacola News Journal reports Aydelott exhibited bizarre behavior in the courtroom after his arrest, including babbling to himself during a hearing in January 2014.

He’s been undergoing treatment at Florida State Hospital and officials there say his competency has been restored. He faces a first-degree murder charge. His mother was a middle school teacher and he was a promising pitching prospect at Gulf Breeze High School.

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