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Man accused of painting swastikas on graves unfit for trial

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – A man charged with painting swastikas on more than 200 tombstones on a southern Illinois cemetery has been found unfit to stand trial.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports a judge determined on the 34-year-old Timothy V. McLean mentally unfit after an evaluation by a court-appointed psychologist. He will be re-evaluated after receiving treatment.

McLean is charged with the criminal damage, institutional vandalism and hate crimes. Authorities say he painted the symbol on houses, cars and mailboxes in addition to the vandalism at the Sunset Hill Cemetery in Glen Carbon on Memorial Day weekend.

McLean is being held on two $ 100,000 bonds at the Madison County Jail in Edwardsville, about 25 miles (40 km) northeast of St. Louis, Missouri.

A lawyer for McLean could not be reached for comment.

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