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Court Declares Competency of Accused Arsonist Cannot Be Restored

It was the ruling of Jefferson County Court Judge Linda Bauer that, “the Defendant cannot be restored to competency in the reasonably foreseeable future.”The defendant in this case is Lorenzo A. Ramirez, age 23, of Fairbury. Ramirez appeared in court on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in the custody of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. He was charged with first degree arson, a class 2 felony punishable by up to 50 years in prison. He was also charged with resisting arrest, a class 1 misdemeanor that carries a possible penalty of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.Ramirez was arrested in connection with a suspicious house fire that began short...

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