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Man On Trial For Falsely Confessing To Murder

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - A mentally ill man who was cleared of a murder charge is back in court for lying to Lansing police.

Kosgar Lado, 21, was questioned for a shooting that happened on June 26, 2013. He falsely confessed he did it, but, then the charges were dropped. Lado's family says he has been dealing with a mental illness for months and suffers from Schizophrenia, which is why he falsely confessed to the homicide last summer.

After the murder charges were dropped, Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings charged him with making false statements to police. Now, he's back in court to see if he is competent to stand trial.

Lado lives at home with his family, but is being treated at the Community Mental Health Center.

The prosecuting attorney and defense attorney both agreed they will seek alternative treatment options for Lado and will return in court in February to discuss them. If Lado is found to be incompetent, the charges could be dropped.

Dunnings says his office has not received any paperwork regarding Lado's mental state during the time of the murder.

"It has been hard for me, hard for my family to deal with that situation. But what I can say is God was with us. He is still with us and will continue to be with us and I know that justice one day will come," said Sawsen Lado, his sister.

"He went to a forensic center and they deemed him at this time not to be com patent to stand trial, but it's my understanding he had some psychological evaluations done at some private institutions. I'm waiting to get those," said Dunnings.

 

Lying to police is considered a felony and Lado could face up to four years in prison. He's due back in court February 20.

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