Judge: Bank robbery suspect competent to stand trial

January 30, 2008 12:44:08 PM PST
A judge ruled Randy Rencher, who escaped from the Cook County Jail in the summer of 2005, is competent to stand trial.Rencher surrendered to police in Cleveland Ohio after nearly 5 months on the run. He is accused of robbing at least four banks while he was on the lam.

Rencher is asking for a new judge to hear his case. He also wants to represent himself at trial, which is now scheduled to begin on June 16th.