Des Moines Man Will Not Stand Trial in Hit-and-Run Death of Homeless Man

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DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man will not stand trial in the murder of 69-year-old Charles Childs.

Police say 21-year-old Donterius Bomar hit Childs while driving a stolen car in January. Childs died of his injuries two days later. Police discovered his body at a Des Moines homeless camp.

Bomar was charged with first-degree murder. A Polk County judge has ruled that Bomar is incompetent to stand trial due to mental illness.

 

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