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Hearing for suspect in college player's death rescheduled


February 28, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A competency hearing for a man accused of killing a Kansas college football player and wounding New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine was rescheduled Thursday because he had refused to cooperate with efforts to evaluate him.

During a hearing Thursday for Francisco Alejandro Mendez, Shawnee County District Judge Cheryl Rios was told Mendez had lied and not cooperated with the evaluation, according to online court records. After Mendez promised to cooperate, new competency tests were ordered and a competency hearing was scheduled for March 9.

Mendez pleaded not gui...

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