Watson found not competent to stand trial for attempted murder in Wicomico County

SALISBURY, Md. - David Watson, the Delaware prisoner who was on the run for six days after escaping custody two weeks ago outside the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital in Howard County, appeared Friday morning in Wicomico County court for a review hearing.

At the hearing Watson was found not competent to stand trial on attempted murder charges in Wicomico County, the Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office said. These charges stem from December 2012 incidents where Watson reportedly shot at the homes of police officers.

Watson was convicted in Delaware on reckless endangerment charges in relation to one of these incidents and is serving a 106 year sentence there. Watson was found incompetent to stand trial in Maryland previously, online court records show.

Escape charges stemming from the recent incident in Howard County were dropped in Howard County and moved to Wicomico County, officials said. The escape charges have yet to be heard.

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