Dad won't stand trial in kids' killings

May 29, 2009 9:26:07 AM PDT
A Pasadena father charged with killing his two young children has been ruled incompetent to stand trial. Randy Sylvester's seven-year-old son Randy, Jr., and three-year-old daughter Denim were reported missing in June of last year. Their charred remains were found nearly a week later in a wooden chest and suitcase left in a wooded area.

The Harris County district attorney's office says a defendant found incompetent to stand trial is held in a state mental hospital and treated until he is judged competent to face the charges. Sylvester is due back in court in October.

We worked on this story with the Pasadena Citizen, one of our Houston Community Newspaper partners.

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