Man charged in murder will go to trial -Winston Salem Journal

A Forsyth County judge has found a man who was charged with murder more than 12 years ago competent to stand trial.

Judge William Z. Wood of Forsyth Superior Court made the ruling yesterday after a hearing on Albert B. “Poochie” Conrad, who was charged in 1997 with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Clyde M. Parks.

In 1998, prosecutors voluntarily dismissed the murder charge after Judge Peter McHugh ruled that Conrad was incompetent to stand trial. McHugh ordered Conrad to be sent to a state mental hospital for treatment.

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