Hearings Held In Klan Case

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 11:05 am
By: News On 6

Associated Press

COVINGTON, La. -- A judge has found a man accused of obstruction of justice in last November's killing of a would-be Ku Klux Klan recruit mentally incompetent to stand trial.

Lawyers in the case said state district Judge Reginald Badeaux ordered 21-year-old Shane Foster be held and treated for 90 days after which another evaluation would be made as to his competence.

Foster's father, 44-year-old Raymond Foster, is charged with second-degree murder in the case. The victim was 43-year-old Cynthia Lynch of Tulsa, Okla.

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Authorities believe Lynch was shot as she tried to leave a Klan initiation in St. Tammany Parish.

The elder Foster's trial had been set for next Monday but has been delayed.