FRANKLINTON (AP) — A spokesman for District Attorney Walter Reed says a man accused of killing a former newspaper advertising representative and her nephew has been found incompetent to stand trial.

Rick Wood tells The Daily News that Judge Rusty Knight ordered Quentin Watson sent to East Louisiana State Hospital in Jackson for treatment after a sanity hearing Friday.

If treatment makes him able to understand charges against him and competent to help with his defense, he could be tried on first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Anita Smith, who had once worked for the Daily News of Bogalusa, and her adult nephew, William Lewis.

Watson’s arrest was based on DNA found at Smith’s house in Franklinton. Police said at first that he had confessed, but Watson later denied the charges.

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Information from: Bogalusa - Daily News