ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A judge ruled the man who killed five people, including two Albuquerque Police officers, will stay locked up.
John Hyde has been in the state mental hospital in Las Vegas for the last 12 years after he was found incompetent to stand trial.
Police say one morning in 2005, Hyde killed a Department of Transportation worker, and then went into a motorcycle shop and killed two employees.
APD says he then ambushed two officers as they tried to take him in.
In an order filed Wednesday Judge Benjamin Chavez wrote that he and attorneys had reviewed Hyde’s mental health evaluations, and determined that he is still incompetent to stand trial and poses a danger to the community.