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Man unfit for trial for confining daughter in basement

 


WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who, with his wife, is accused of confining their 10-year-old daughter to their basement has been found mentally unfit for trial by a court-appointed doctor.

Randy Swopes' status was revealed Tuesday during a hearing in Lake County Circuit Court. A trial on Swopes' fitness will now be held. Defense attorney Eric Rinehart says he expects a date for the trial to be set next week. Earlier this year the Illinois Department of Public Health determined the 48-year-old Swopes was fit to stand trial.

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