Man accused of killing Pearland teen ruled mentally unfit to stand trial

Hermilo Moralez is charged with murder in the death of Joshua Wilkerson

November 16, 2011 2:32:25 PM PST
There are new developments in a high-profile murder case that shocked the community of Pearland last year. A man suspected of killing a teen has been ruled mentally unfit to stand trial.

Hermilo Moralez is charged in the death of 18-year-old Josh Wilkerson, who went missing exactly one year ago today. Hundreds of volunteers spent days searching and eventually found his burned and beaten body.

The district attorney says a psychiatric assessment shows Moralez does not rationally understand the charges against him. But the DA says with medication, he could be brought to trial in the future.

We worked on this story through our partnership with our Houston Community Newspapers. You can read more in The Pearland Journal.