DEDHAM, Mass. — A Massachusetts judge ruled that defrocked Roman Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is not competent to stand trial in a sex abuse case.
He was charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy in Massachusetts decades ago.
Dedham District Court Judge Paul McCallum dismissed the case against McCarrick in a Wednesday hearing.
Dr. Kerry Nelligan, a forensic psychologist, testified that McCarrick has dementia and suffers significant cognitive deficits.
Nelligan said McCarrick had an "inability to learn and retain information."
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