According to the Albuquerque Journal, 42-year-old Lucas Morton is being ordered to undergo treatment to attempt to gain competency. Morton and four others were arrested in August 2018 while living in a makeshift compound in Amalia, New Mexico, near Taos.
Authorities found 11 children also living on the compound and one child had died. Prosecutors say the adults were plotting attacks on the United States government, military and FBI officials.
The four defendants are facing several federal terrorism charges.
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- Amalia compound suspect ruled incompetent to stand trial
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- Eleven children taken from compound in CYFD custody
- Three Amalia compound suspects released from jail; two held on new charges
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