A judge has ruled a man accused in the beating death of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found dead inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek incompetent to stand trial.
Kurt Flood was committed to a state psychiatric hospital Thursday for treatment aimed at restoring competency within a year, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
The 25-year-old Columbus man has pleaded not guilty to charges including murder in Cameron Beckford's death. The boy's body was found in Big Walnut Creek in December 2014.
The child's mother told investigators Flood was trying to beat demons out of the toddler. Dainesha Stevens is to be sentenced in June after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and evidence-tampering.
Flood's attorney didn't immediately return a call seeking comment on Flood's behalf.