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BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A murder suspect appeared in front of a judge to determine whether or not he is competent enough to stand trial.

Jeremy Edgell of Beckley is accused of the December 2013 stabbing death of John Lilly.

The competency hearing comes after Edgell had an outburst of obscenities at his last hearing in front of Raleigh County Judge Kirkpatrick.  An evaluation found Edgell was competent and criminally responsible.

Edgell apologized Thursday in court to Judge Kirkpatrick for his last appearance.

The case is set for trial September 15.
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