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Judge: Man charged with Boston Marathon hoax can stand trial

(BOSTON) A man accused of placing a fake bomb near the Boston Marathon finish line on the anniversary of last years bombings has been found mentally competent to stand trial.

Kevin Edson of Wakefield, Massachusetts, appeared in Boston Municipal Court on Wednesday.

His bail was reduced by half, to $50,000 cash. Edson must also wear a GPS tracker.

Investigators believe Edson left two backpacks at the finish line on April 15. Edson is due back in court on June 3.

Edsons mother said he has struggled with a bipolar disorder.


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