Vernon Davis' Brother Incompetent to Stand Trial

Michael Davis can't be charged until he is fit for trial.

Friday, May 11, 2012  |  Updated 10:29 AM PDT
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Vernon Davis' Brother Incompetent to Stand Trial

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NFL players Vontae Davis (L) and Vernon Davis (R) started out as brothers growing up in D.C. They attended Dunbar High School.

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The younger brother of San Francisco 49ers' tight end Vernon has been declared incompetent to stand trial in the slaying of a man visiting the nation's capital from Colorado.

Nineteen-year-old Michael Davis is charged with first-degree murder in the April death of 66-year-old Gary Dederichs.

Police say Dederichs was walking alone in a residential neighborhood when he was struck on the head with a hammer or a similar weapon.

Davis has also been charged in two nonfatal attacks and is suspected in two additional assaults.
All occurred over three days less than a mile from his home.

D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert Morin declared Davis incompetent to stand trial Friday based on a psychiatrist's recommendation.

Davis will be treated at a psychiatric hospital in hopes of restoring his competency.

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