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Connecticut man charged with killing pregnant wife competent

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Patrick Antoine (Norwich Police Department) Patrick Antoine (Norwich Police Department)
NORWICH, CT (AP) -

A Connecticut man charged with killing his pregnant wife because he thought she was a voodoo priestess who intended to kill him has been found competent to stand trial.

Patrick Antoine, of Norwich, was ruled competent at a court hearing Tuesday after spending five months at a state psychiatric hospital.

According to a clinical report entered into evidence, the 40-year-old Antoine was diagnosed as psychotic but has been taking medication and learning about the legal process through a Haitian Creole interpreter.

The report says he has no further need for inpatient psychiatric care and understands the legal process.

Antoine is charged with fatally stabbing 37-year-old Margarette Mady in June, then setting their apartment on fire. Mady was eight months pregnant.

His court-appointed attorney did not dispute the findings of the report.

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