July trial scheduled for man accused of killing cousin

May 17, 2019 GMT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines man accused of killing his cousin has been ruled mentally competent to stand trial.

The Des Moines Register reports that 30-year-old Sean Foster pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge of first-degree murder. Foster is accused of killing 50-year-old Albert Barron III in December. The two were roommates.


A court document says a judge previously ruled that Foster suffered from a mental disorder that prevented him from understanding the charges against him.

The trial is scheduled to begin July 15.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com