Teen competent to stand trial for slaying of grandparents

New London

A teenager accused of stabbing his grandparents to death in Connecticut has been deemed competent to stand trial on murder and arson charges.

The competency finding by a forensic team that evaluated 18-year-old Marcus Fisher was disclosed Thursday in New London Superior Court. Fisher’s public defender entered not guilty pleas.

Fisher is charged with killing 76-year-old John Piscezek and 77-year-old Gertrude Piscezek in their Montville home and trying to set their house on fire on Jan. 28.

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The Day newspaper reports (https://bit.ly/2FjPRJ7) officials noted Fisher displayed signs of psychosis after his arrest, but the forensic team did not see any signs of psychosis during a subsequent interview. The team said Fisher said he heard voices in the past.

Police say Fisher told them he stabbed his grandparents during an argument.

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