13-year-old charged in grandfather's shooting death is competent to stand trial, court rules

CINCINNATI -- The Mount Healthy 13-year-old charged with murder in his grandfather's death was found competent to stand trial Monday in Hamilton County Court.

Alexander Agenbroad is charged with murder in the August death of his 80-year-old grandfather, Fowler Agenbroad.

Police said Fowler Agenbroad was found unresponsive with head trauma in his Mount Healthy home Aug. 5, 2016. The 80-year-old's head may have gone through a wall, according to court documents.

At the time, 12-year-old Alexander was charged with domestic violence. The charge was increased to murder more than eight months later.

Alexander Agenbroad's mother and father both died of drug overdoses; his grandfather was awarded custody. According to neighbors, the pair were known to argue and Alex had struggled after losing his parents. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said the two had a history of domestic violence.

The prosecution ordered a psychological evaluation of the teen; the results have no yet been released.

The teen's next court appearance is scheduled for April 3.

WCPO does not normally name juvenile suspects, except in cases with serious charges, such as murder, after police have publicly named said juvenile.

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