(AP) (Staff Reports) The son of a black man whose killing by white police officers sparked protests has been found incompetent to stand trial on a charge of first-degree rape of a child.
According to the affidavit for the arrest warrant, prepared by the Baton Rouge police following the incident, Sterling’s mother left her three younger children, ages 6, 8 and 12, in his care.
About an hour-and-a-half after she left for work, her 12-year-old son called her, and she returned home.
There, her 12-year-old alleged Cameron, her oldest son, had touched his 8-year-old brother.
She told police Cameron, her oldest son, told her he didn’t remember the incident, and the she believed he was having a “mental episode.” He has been diagnosed with severe depression and bipolar disorder.
He has since been transferred from a parish prison to a state mental facility in Jackson for treatment. His competency is set to be reviewed in August.
Sterling’s father, Alton Sterling, was killed by police outside a convenience store in 2016. Video of his death was widely shared, prompting protests about police brutality against minorities.