WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – A judge says a Wisconsin teenager accused

of killing his grandfather with an ax is competent to stand trial.

In June, 17-year-old Richard B. Wilson of Fox Point was declared

incompetent and ordered committed to the Mendota Mental Health

Institute in Madison for treatment.

A recent evaluation found Wilson now has the mental capacity to

understand the proceedings against him.

Wilson’s attorney did not challenge that conclusion.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Waukesha County Judge William Domina restarted the criminal

proceedings against Wilson. The next court hearing is set for Sept.


Wilson is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the

killing of 78-year-old Ronald Siepmann last May. Siepmann, a real

estate developer, was found dead in a shed on his Beaver Lake

property in the Town of Merton.