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Man deemed incompetent for trial in child kidnapping, murder

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A man accused of having kidnapped and killed his girlfriend’s 7-month-old son in the Philadelphia suburbs almost eight years ago has been deemed incompetent to stand trial for the foreseeable future due to mental illness. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that doctors from Norristown State Hospital testified in Delaware County late last month that the mental illness of 30-year-old Ummad Rushdi is not improving, making him unable to participate in a trial or accept a plea deal from prosecutors. Authorities allege that the York County resident kidnapped 7-month-old Hamza Ali in August 2013 from Upper Darby, and they believe he then killed the child and disposed of the body.

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