MANASSAS, Va. —
A judge has ruled that an illegal immigrant charged in a triple murder last year is incompetent to stand trial.
Thirty-nine-year-old Jose Oswaldo Reyes Alfaro faces a possible death penalty for the slayings of his friend Julio Cesar Ulloa, his former girlfriend Brenda Ashcraft and her son William Ashcraft in Manassas in February 2011.
InsideNova.com reports (http://bit.ly/Rlk52O) that Prince William Circuit Court Judge Richard Potter ruled that Reyes Alfaro is incompetent after hearing testimony from a court-appointed psychiatrist Nov. 29. The judge ordered that he receive treatment to restore his competency.
Reyes Alfaro is also accused of attacking 77-year-old woman with a machete. She survived.