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Portage man found incompetent to stand trial for father's murder

Scott Sterffy remains in custody after allegedly killing his father, Dr. Thomas Aye
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Posted at 1:07 PM, Oct 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-20 13:07:03-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The 54-year-old accused of killing his father and mutilating his body is not mentally fit to stand trial.

A Kalamazoo County judge ruled on September 24 that Scott Sterffy is mentally incompetent to go to trial on murder and mutilation of a body charges.

Sterffy allegedly killed his father, Dr. Thomas Aye, back in July, then left the state. Investigators tracked Sterffy's travel to Seattle and Chicago, before officers spotted his disembarking a bus in Kalamazoo on July 31. He was taken into custody then.

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Dr. Aye's family says Sterffy suffers from several mental health conditions, and the two men argued about money just weeks before Aye's death.

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Sterffy is scheduled for another status review hearing on November 18 to check on his mental condition.

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