THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – The man accused of killing three people inside a Walmart in Thornton last November has been found competent to stand trial after being evaluated at a state mental hospital.

Scott Ostrem (credit: Thornton Police)

The evaluation was ordered after Ostrem’s public defenders filed a motion to determine his competency to proceed.

Scott Ostrem (credit: CBS)

Ostrem is charged with with 37 counts, including three counts of first-degree murder, three counts of first-degree murder extreme indifference and 30 counts attempted first-degree murder.

On Monday, Adams County District Judge Mark Warner found Ostrem competent to stand trial based on an evaluation done at the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo.

A preliminary hearing set for 9 a.m. June 8 in Adams County District Court.


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