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Man charged in Beloit homicide not competent to stand trial

BELOIT (WKOW) — A Beloit man charged with first degree intentional homicide in a Thanksgiving eve killing will not stand trial.

According to online court records, a judge has ruled 20-year-old Ezequiel Acosta incompetent to stand trial, and has been committed to a mental health facility.

According to a criminal complaint, Acosta says he shot 49-year-old Jose Reyes because he claimed the victim was an intruder to his home.

During a November news conference, Beloit Police Chief David Zibolski says Acosta resisted officers when they first made contact with them. The criminal complaint states Acosta blurted out to investigators his state of mind as he was arrested.  “I’m done, I’m done, I need help.”

Acosta’s next court hearing is scheduled for April 30.

Emily Friese

27 News Producer

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