Chico man found competent to stand trial for wife's murder

Jun 11, 2015 3:19 PM by News Staff

A Chico man accused of killing his wife last year has been found mentally competent to stand trial.

According to court records, a doctor filed a report earlier this week saying Zir Weems is mentally competent and able to stand trial for the murder of his wife Angelica Weems.

Investigators say Angelica Weems was strangled to death. She was first reported missing September 14 and her family members found her body near the Sacramento River in early October.

Weems has pleaded not guilty and is currently being held inside the Butte County Jail.


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