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Rusk Co. murder suspect ruled incompetent in another case

Chippewa County (WQOW) – The man charged in a Rusk County murder was in Chippewa County Court for charges of threatening the man he’s accused of later shooting.

Police say Preston Kraft shot a gun into the air and threatened to kill Robert Pettit at a home in the town of Ruby. That’s in Chippewa County. Twenty one days later, Kraft allegedly killed Pettit at a home near Conrath. That is in Rusk County.

Related: Kraft found not competent in Rusk County case

Tuesday, Kraft’s attorney said because he was ruled incompetent in the Rusk County case he should be ruled incompetent in this case. The judge agreed.

Another competency hearing is scheduled for February in Rusk County.

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