Oct 12, 2013 at 6:50 am
ANOKA, Minn. (AP) — A man accused of killing a St. Paul woman and concealing her body inside a car has been ruled competent to stand trial.
Anoka County District Judge Daniel O'Fallon issued the ruling against Alberto Palmer at a hearing Friday.
The 24-year-old is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Brittany Clardy, who investigators say was working as a prostitute when she died.
Clardy's body was found February 19th in a car at an impound lot. Authorities suspect Palmer of killing Clardy with a hammer in Brooklyn Park and hiding her body in a car that he allegedly abandoned outside a nearby apartment complex.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Palmer has yet to enter a plea. His next hearing is scheduled for November 13th.
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