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Man accused of killing sisters will stand trial

Posted: 10:19 AM, May 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-11 17:33:17Z

CINCINNATI – The man accused of fatally shooting his two teenage sisters and wounding another teen was found competent to stand trial Wednesday.

Matthew Hayden, 22, shot numerous times into a van parked in the driveway of his family’s Colerain Township home last October, killing 17-year-old Elizabeth and 16-year-old Sarah Hayden, and injuring 17-year-old Josh Hacker, police previously said.

Hayden is facing two counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted murder in the shooting.

Earlier, a judge had found Hayden incompetent to stand trial and ordered he be sent to Summit Behavioral Healthcare to restore his competency.

Hayden stood silently in the courtroom as the judge and his attorneys discussed the case Wednesday.

The motive in the shooting is still unclear. Hayden’s attorneys said they planned to enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.

Hayden will remain at Summit pending his next court date June 13.

WCPO will update this story.