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Man accused in McAllen Masonic Lodge murder found competent to stand trial

Man accused in McAllen Masonic Lodge murder found competent to stand trial
2 months 1 week 2 days ago Wednesday, May 08 2024 May 8, 2024 May 08, 2024 2:22 PM May 08, 2024 in News - Local

Medical experts have found the man accused in a McAllen murder to be competent to stand trial, court records show.

Julio Diaz is accused in the shooting death of Robert Wise outside the McAllen Masonic Lodge last summer.

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Diaz's lawyers claimed their client has an untreated cyst in his brain, according to Mexican medical documents.

The judge appoint a neurologist, so Diaz could be evaluated, and those experts found he is capable of going to trial, according to a court filing that was signed on Friday, May 3.

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A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Monday, May 13.

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