Boothe found competent to stand trial for murder

A Lima man charged with a 2020 murder has been found competent to stand trial.

Boothe found competent to stand trial for murder

30-year-old Melvin Boothe's jury trial is scheduled to start in May. Boothe is facing charges of aggravated murder, tampering with evidence, gross abuse of a corpse, and possessing criminal tools. In June 2020, he allegedly killed 25-year-old McKenzie Butler and placed her body in a suitcase, and buried it in a wooded area in Martin Luther King Junior Park which was near where they lived together.

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