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Cabell County Circuit Judge Paul Farrell on Thursday ordered Tennis Melvin Maynard of Delbarton committed to a state mental health facility for life. Cabell County Circuit Judge Paul Farrell on Thursday ordered Tennis Melvin Maynard of Delbarton committed to a state mental health facility for life.
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HUNTINGTON, WV (AP) - A man has been found incompetent to stand trial in the fatal shooting of a West Virginia sheriff who later was implicated by federal prosecutors in a separate corruption scandal.

Cabell County Circuit Judge Paul Farrell on Thursday ordered Tennis Melvin Maynard of Delbarton committed to a state mental health facility for life.

Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum was killed in 2013 in Williamson. Maynard's father has previously said his son has mental health issues, and evidence collected by the county prosecutor's office included orders of involuntary hospitalizations.

Later that year, federal prosecutors charged a judge and a prosecutor in a scheme aimed at protecting Crum from accusations that he bought prescription painkillers from a campaign sign maker.

Crum's widow, Rosie Crum, didn't immediately return a telephone message seeking comment.

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