District judge sets competency hearing for Wheatland man

Aug 24, 2012 The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- A district judge has set a competency hearing for a Wheatland man accused of killing his three sons and his brother in a shooting rampage last summer.

Judge John Brooks of Douglas has scheduled a hearing for Everett Conant III for Sept. 10 in Evanston. Conant has been undergoing mental evaluation at the state hospital there in recent months.

Conant is accused of shooting and killing his sons -- 11-year-old Joseph, 13-year-old Charles and 18-year-old Everett, as well as their 33-year-old uncle Nacuma Roland Conant in July 2011. The defendant is also charged with attempted murder in the wounding of his wife.

Conant entered a not-guilty plea to the charges in January. A prosecutor and a defense lawyer declined comment on Thursday.

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