• Man accused of killing family members found not competent for trial


    QUINCY, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The man accused of killing his sister, mother and mother's boyfriend in 2011 was found not competent to stand trial on Monday.

    Donald Rudolph has been indicted for murder for the November 2011 killings at the family's home in Weymouth.

    Last June, Norfolk Superior Court issued an incompetency ruling based on evaluations conducted at Bridgewater State Hospital. Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey then filed a motion to have another doctor and expert examine Rudolph. Last October the second expert found that Rudolph was competent to stand trial.

    After conducting a full hearing on the issue beginning in January, the court issued a 17-page ruling on Monday that stated Rudolph is not currently competent to stand trial. The next court date is March 12, when the court will schedule another competency review for six months ahead.

    Rudolph, who remains in custody at Bridgewater State Hospital, is accused of cutting the throat of his mother's boyfriend, Frederick Medina, and beating his mother, Paula Rudolph, and sister, Caylin Rudolph, to death with a hammer. His sister had also been stabbed.

    The case is next due in Norfolk Superior Court Wednesday, March 12, at 2 p.m. At that status hearing, it is anticipated that the Court could schedule a competency review date roughly six months hence. The defendant remains in custody in Bridgewater State Hospital.

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