Sentencing set for Wisconsin man accused of killing grandparents

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APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A sentencing date has now been set in Outagamie County Circuit Court for a man convicted of fatally shooting his grandparents in 2019.

Sentencing had been put on hold after attorneys for 20-year-old Alexander Kraus said his mental health had deteriorated and that he was unable to understand the court proceedings. Kraus was earlier found guilty of two counts of first-degree intentional homicide for shooting Dennis and Letha Kraus at their Grand Chute home.

A jury determined while Kraus suffered from a mental disease or defect, he still had the capacity to appreciate his actions were wrong and could have conformed to the law. A judge has ruled Kraus is now competent to proceed and set a Sept. 2 sentencing date.