Banales Found Incompetent To Stand Trial

By: WTAP News Email
By: WTAP News Email

George Banales has been found incompetent to stand trial on murder and arson charges.

Police say the 29 year old Banales started a fire that killed 52 year old Rebecca Banales in her trailer back on December 16, 2008.

Rebecca Banales is the suspects mother.

In May, Banales was indicted by the Wood County Grand Jury.

He is facing first degree murder and arson charges.

Also in May, Banales was granted a psychiatric evaluation during his arraignment.

During a hearing this morning in Judge J.D. Beane's courtroom, Banales was found to be incompetent to stand trial on the charges.

Banales will be sent to a mental health facility until be is found competent to stand trial on the charges.


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