HELENA - A Helena man accused of shooting his wife and the couple's nanny has been found competent to stand trial based on a confidential mental health evaluation.
Jeremy S. MacGregor was sent to Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs in August, and the Independent Record reports that District Judge Jeffrey Sherlock ruled Monday the defendant can represent himself.
A trial date has been set for Feb. 7.
MacGregor, who has pleaded not guilty to two counts of attempted deliberate homicide, is accused of shooting his wife, Jennifer, in the chest at the couple's home April 15 and shooting their nanny, Betsy Mart, several times. Both women suffered life-threatening injuries but have since been released from the hospital.
MacGregor has said he was mentally incapacitated at the time of the shooting because he had unknowingly ingested a marijuana cookie. He also has told the court he was acting in self-defense.
The MacGregors' divorce was finalized Wednesday.