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Man accused in deadly 2016 rampage that killed MPD officer once again ruled unfit for trial

What was supposed to be jury selection in the case of a man accused of a deadly rampage in downtown Memphis turned into yet another hearing over his competency ...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – What was supposed to be jury selection in the case of a man accused of a deadly rampage in downtown Memphis turned into yet another hearing over his competency to stand trial.

Justin Welch faces dozens of charges, including first degreemurder and vehicular homicide, after killing MPD Officer Verdell Smith andinjuring three others June 4, 2016.

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Welch’s trial was again delayed Thursday as the judge once againruled Welch mentally unfit to stand trial.

The ruling came after a jail social worker testified.  A jail warden also confirmed Welch has beentaking prescribed medication to prepare for trial.

The judge again ordered medication for Welch over theweekend.

Welch was mostly silent in court, but made a loudoutburst at one point.

Proceedings will continue Monday when the judge willdetermine if a trial date will be selected.