• Hearing held for man charged in Milford death


    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A judge must decide whether an Ecuadorean man charged with being drunk when he dragged a Milford motorcyclist to his death is competent to stand trial.

    Judge Janet Kenton-Walker listened to testimony Tuesday from psychologists for the prosecution and defense.

    Nicolas Guaman faces second-degree murder and other charges in connection with the August 2011 death of 23-year-old Matthew Denice. Authorities say Guaman was drunk when his vehicle struck and dragged Denice's motorcycle.

    Authorities say Guaman is in the U.S. illegally. He has pleaded not guilty.

    The Milford Daily News (http://bit.ly/Yiksds ) reports that a defense psychologist testified that Guaman has a low intelligence level and is incompetent to stand trial.

    The prosecution's psychologist said Guaman has the ability to learn and assist in his own defense.

    The judge did not immediately rule.

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