MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a former long haul trucker is linked by DNA to slayings of four women at truck stops in Ohio and Illinois.
The Medina Gazette reports that 49-year-old Samuel Legg has been hospitalized at a psychiatric facility to determine if he’s mentally competent to stand trial on rape charges outside Cleveland.
Authorities arrested Legg at an Arizona group home in January after updated DNA technology linked him to the rape, three Ohio slayings and one in Illinois
Medina County Judge Joyce Kimbler on Friday ordered Legg’s hospitalization for up to four months.
Legg is charged with raping a 17-year-old girl in September 1997. The Medina County prosecutor then didn’t pursue charges after questioning the victim’s credibility.
Defense attorney David Sheldon says Legg is currently unable to assist in his defense.