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Ventura County Teenager Ruled Competent To Stand Trial For Stabbing Death Of Another Teen

Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 1:00pm

A Ventura County jury ruled that a teenager is mentally fit to stand trial for the stabbing death of another teen.
Defense attorneys had argued Alex Medina had mental issues, including post traumatic stress syndrome, which made him unfit to stand trial for the April, 2009 killing of 16 year old Seth Scarminach at a Meiners Oak party.

Prosecutors say the attack by Medina was gang related.

The jury decision means a trial of the Ojai teen can now move forward.

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