Jacksonville Beach murder suspect still not competent for prosecution

Published On: Jan 23 2013 02:47:15 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 23 2013 09:45:06 PM EST

Charles Pearce appears in court.


A competency review hearing for a murder suspect accused of killing a Jacksonville Beach firefighter resulted in a finding that he is still not competent for prosecution.

Charles Pearce is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Mike McCue in February 2011. He's also charged with attempted murder of his father-in-law.

Pearce has been remanded to the custody of a Department of Children and Famlies-run psychiatric care facility for treatment.

His next competency review will be in August.


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