Judge: Teen accused of killing foster brother, 5, is competent to stand trial

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Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 am

A teenager charged with killing his 5-year-old foster brother over Labor Day weekend last year is competent to stand trial, an Iowa judge has ruled.

Authorities believe Cody Metzker-Madsen, then 17, killed Dominic Elkins as the two boys played outdoors Aug. 31 at the rural home north of Logan, Iowa, where they were staying.

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