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Martinez again ruled unable to stand trial in 2005 killing

Martinez again ruled unable to stand trial in 2005 killing

Oswaldo Martinez, a 46-year old deaf and mute illegal immigrant from El Salvador charged with the rape and murder of a 16-year old girl in James City County more than 12 years ago, still is not able to communicate effectively and was ruled again Monday unable to stand trial.

A Central State Hospital report from April 19 stated that Martinez is "unrestorably incompetent"— the same language used in previous court documents — and would not be able to stand trial on capital murder and rape charges in the Jan. 2, 2005 death of 16-year old Brittany Binger, according to his attorney, Timothy G. Clancy.

"The expectation is that will continue indefinitely, as I...

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