Dayton man, 82, incompetent for trial in stabbing death of his wife

An 82-year-old Dayton man accused of killing his wife is not competent for trial.

Donald Cleaver was ordered Wednesday to be committed to the Ohio Department of Mental Health, at Summit Behavioral Healthcare in Cincinnati.

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Mary Lou Cleaver, 70, was stabbed to death May 19 at the couple’s Delmar Avenue home.

She died of  “multiple sharp force injuries of the left posterior chest,” according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

Cleaver was indicted May 24 on three murder counts and two felonious assault counts.

Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Timothy O’Connell stated in today’s ruling the court finds that Cleaver “did commit the offenses with which he was indicted.”

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