Keith Lobdell deemed mentally competent to stand trial

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ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The man who pleaded guilty to killing his estranged girlfriend outside a Motel 6 in East Syracuse was deemed mentally competent Monday in court.

Keith Lobdell previously admitted to stabbing Rena Tindell to death in November 2017. He asked for a new attorney saying communication broke down.

Lobdell’s guilty plea will be reassessed under his new attorney.

He is due back in court on Thursday.
 

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