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Prosecutors to Review Records of Man Accused of Killing Dad

AUGUSTA, Maine - Prosecutors say a judge is allowing the state to review treatment records in the case of a Maine man accused of killing and dismembering his father.

Leroy Smith III of Gardiner is charged in the May 2014 killing of 56-year-old Leroy Smith Jr. inside an apartment they shared.

The 26-year-old Smith was declared incompetent to stand trial after he was diagnosed with acute delusional thinking.

The Kennebec Journal reports that a judge on Monday granted the state's motion to give attorneys limited access to Smith's treatment records. Prosecutors want Smith to take medication involuntarily in hopes he can become competent to stand trial.

Smith's attorney declined to comment. He has opposed the forcible medication request.

The next hearing is expected to be held on Dec. 1.