Preliminary exams set in street artist's slaying

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Posted: Nov 21, 2014 6:17 PM

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has determined that two of three young men are competent to stand trial in the robbery and killing of a French street artist whose body was found in the ruins of an abandoned Detroit public housing project.

The Detroit News reports that preliminary examinations will be held Dec. 23 for 17-year-old Dionte Travis, 18-year-old Jasin Curtis and 20-year-old Drequone Rich.

Each is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Bilal Berreni.

Evaluations were reviewed Friday for Curtis and Rich.

On Wednesday, a teenager accused of helping rob and kill Berreni was found competent for trial in Juvenile Court.

The artist from Paris was found July 29, 2013, shot in the face. He had no identification, and it took seven months before authorities identified him through fingerprints.