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Nielsen to Stand Trial 

A judge has ruled that 32-year old Christian Nielsen is competent to stand trial next month.

Justice Robert Crowley says that Nielsen meets the standard for competency set by the state supreme court.

His trial is scheduled to begin October 10th in Oxford County Superior Court.

Neilsen had pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness, but he indicated last week that he he would like to plead guilty if he’s ordered to stand trial.

Neilsen is charged with killing three women at the Black Bear Inn in Newry over labor day weekend in 2006. Remains of a fourth victim were found miles away near Upton.