A Chippewa County Circuit Court judge agreed with a defense lawyer who argued his client should be found incompetent to stand trial.
Preston Kraft was already ruled incompetent in nearby Rusk County. In the Chippewa County case, Kraft is accused of threatening to kill Robert Pettit at a home in the town of Ruby. Three weeks later he shot Pettit to death. Kraft will have another competency hearing in Rusk County next month.