|Published:||Apr 22, 2011 12:03 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 21, 2011 9:03 PM EDT|
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A judge has ruled that a man suspected of torching at least two Miami Beach buildings is not mentally fit to stand trial.
On the advice of two doctors, the Miami-Dade judge declared 33-year-old Joel Paul Williams incompetent on Thursday. He will go to a state psychiatric hospital until he's ready to stand trial.
Williams was arrested in February, charged with arson, carrying a concealed weapon and burglary of an occupied structure.
Police say they have evidence connecting Williams to arsons at the Art Deco-style Hotel Miljean and a seven-unit apartment building.
Several other suspicious fires were reported in South Beach around the same time, but there was no evidence linking them to Williams.
Williams remained in jail Thursday. Online jail and courts records didn't name his attorney.
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