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McKenney ruled incompetent to stand trial

Convicted child molester Leroy McKenney of Cobbs Creek, who was arrested in March while on unsupervised probation and charged with multiple sexual offenses against a minor, has been determined incompetent to stand trial.

Juvenile Court Judge Cressondra Conyers ordered that McKinney be evaluated for civil commitment as a sexually violent predator.

Mathews Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Bowen said that McKenney’s attorney, Steve Barnette of Gloucester, filed a motion with Conyers in May asking that McKenney be evaluated for competency to stand trial and for sanity at the time of the offense. 

In June, said Bowen, a psychologist performed an evaluation of McKenney while he was at the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center and determined that he was incompetent to stand trial. The court then ordered that McKenney be treated to restore his competency, either while in jail or through a local mental health facility.

The Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Bo...

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