Murder suspect found incompetent to stand trial
Hardy Wills-Traxler mugshot

A murder suspect has been deemed incompetent to stand trial in Le Sueur County.

Hardy Robert Wills-Traxler, 26, was charged with murder and arson in the death of his father, 64-year-old Bruce Traxler in January.

Wills-Traxler’s criminal proceeds will be reviewed in October, but the case will ultimately be handled in the civil courts.

A court order says Wills-Traxler is referred to civil commitment and will be transferred to a mental health facility.

Wills-Traxler allegedly stabbed his father to death on January 24, and set fire to the residence before he left the property.  He was arrested later that day.


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