A federal judge in Billings has ordered a competency hearing for a Lodge Grass man accused in a triple murder that rocked the Crow Indian Reservation in 2011.
A Lodge Grass man found incompetent to stand trial on three murder charges will have a hearing in December to determine whether he can be released or needs further care.
Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull has rescheduled the triple-murder trial of Sheldon B. Chase of Lodge Grass for Sept. 17 in Billings.
Attorneys for Sheldon B. Chase, who is charged in the shooting deaths of three people on the Crow Reservation last fall, are seeking to reschedule an April 23 trial to allow more time for investigation.
A federal judge has scheduled trial to start Dec. 27 for a Lodge Grass man suspected in a triple murder on the Crow Reservation last month.