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Triple Homicide Update

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BILLINGS, Mont. -

Federal authorities filed court petition that could result in a Montana man's commitment to a government psychiatric hospital after being found incompetent to stand trial for a triple homicide.

Sheldon Bernard Chase was charged with shooting his grandmother, his cousin, and cousin's boyfriend at their home near Lodge Grass in October of 2011. Authorities claim Chase suffers from an unspecified mental illness. The civil commitment proceedings against the 24-year-old are in Missouri, where Chase has been in a federal bureau of prisons since January 2013. If a judge determines he is a danger to the public, he could be put into a state of federal institution.

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