Competency hearing scheduled for Rusk County murder suspect Preston Kraft

Rusk County (WQOW) – A competency hearing has been scheduled for the suspect in a Rusk County murder.

Preston Kraft is charged in the death of Robert Pettit.

In August, public defenders told the judge they had reason to doubt Kraft’s competency to understand the proceedings and to communicate with his attorneys.

The results of the competency exam will be the subject of discussion at a hearing November 12.

Kraft is charged with first degree murder. He faces life in jail.

Stephen Kelley

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Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the 10:00 PM Evening Anchor/Producer.

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