A man who is charged in the murder of his brother withdraws his not guilty by reason of insanity plea.
A hearing was held Monday to go over the results of an independent evaluation requested by the defense to determine James Ream's mental state and if he is competent to stand trial.
This evaluation's result? The same as the one ordered by the court.
James Ream is competent to stand trial for his brother's murder.
Ream's attorney then withdrew the plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.
Common Pleas Judge Richard Warren ordered that discovery in the case be filed and the trial date of August 13 will remain.