Oregon machete killing suspect unfit for trial
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) -- A judge says a suspect accused of using a machete to fatally slash a Lake Oswego man is unfit to stand trial.
The Oregonian reports ( http://bit.ly/1g2q7L4 ) Judge Eve Miller ruled Monday that Erik John Meiser should return to the Oregon State Hospital.
Meiser suffers from delusions. He was placed on medication, but later was reported not taking it.
A hospital psychiatrist concluded Meiser can't cooperate with a lawyer and decide on a realistic legal course.
Meiser is accused of aggravated murder. Authorities say Frederick Hayes Jr. surprised him during a 2012 burglary and was killed.
Last year Meiser told a clinical psychologist he could be freed if he could explain his situation to a jury. He says conspirators tormented him and wanted to turn his son into a cannibal.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com