WRIGHT COUNTY, Iowa — The man investigators say murdered a coworker at a northern Iowa meat packing plant has been ruled not competent to stand trial.
Last Friday, a judge ordered that 26-year-old Lukouxs Brown be turned over to the Department of Corrections’ Iowa Medical and Classification Center. The court says Brown is suffering from a mental disorder which prevents him from understanding the first-degree murder charge he is facing.
He’ll receive treatment at the facility with the goal of restoring competency so he can stand trial.
Authorities say Brown stabbed 50-year-old Wayne Smith to death at the Prestage Foods plant in Eagle Grove back in February.