NEW LONDON – An Uncasville 18-year-old accused of murdering his grandparents in January has been found competent to stand trial.
The finding was made on Thursday in New London Superior Court based on a report from the state Office of Forensic Evaluations.
Marcus Fisher then waived his right to a probable cause hearing and pleaded not guilty to the charges he faces that could put him behind bars for life.
Fisher is charged with murder with special circumstances, two counts of murder and attempted second-degree arson. If convicted of murder with special circumstances, he would face life in prison without possibility of parole.
According to state police, Fisher admitted that on the night of Jan. 27 he stabbed to death his grandparents, John Piscezek, 76, and Gertrude Piscezek, 77, then tried to burn down the home at 26 Morgan St. where the three of them lived.
Fisher said he got in a verbal