Nation IN BRIEF : COLORADO : Accused Slayer of Parents Faces Trial

From Times staff and wire service reports

A judge has ruled that Ross Carlson, 25, who claims he suffers from multiple personality disorder, is competent to stand trial in the 1983 execution-style shooting of his parents. For six years defense doctors have testified that Carlson has as many as eight separate personalities; doctors for the state have accused him of faking. Meanwhile, Carlson has been hospitalized at University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver, diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

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