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November 15, 2002

Man Incompetent For Slaying Trial

From: Lakeland Ledger, FL
Nov. 15, 2002

A deaf, mildly retarded man charged with five slayings at his home in 2000 is still not competent to stand trial, a judge ruled.

Circuit Judge Chet Tharpe on Wednesday sent Dexter Levingston, 27, back to the mental hospital for more evaluation.

Levingston was arrested in the October 2000 slayings of his grandmother, great aunt and uncle, a cousin and a 12-yearold girl who lived with the family. Investigators said he used guns, a machete, a knife, a screwdriver and scissors to kill the five in the Tampa suburb of Seffner.

Copyright 2002 The Ledger