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Both sides agree that the man accused of killing Dennis Bernardi in Clarksburg last year is unfit to stand trial

Clarksburg home where Bernardi was killed (copy) (copy) (copy)

Dennis Bernardi was found dead in his home at 175 Middle Road in Clarksburg last winter. Lawyers for William Gingerich Jr., who is suspected of killing him, and the prosecution agree that he is currently unfit to stand trial. 

PITTSFIELD — Experts on both sides of the case against the man accused of killing Dennis Bernardi in Clarksburg say the defendant is not mentally competent to stand trial.

First Assistant District Attorney Marianne Shelvey said Thursday that the doctor the state retained to review the medical records of William Gingerich Jr.


Amanda Burke can be reached at aburke@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6296.

Cops and Courts Reporter

Amanda Burke is Cops and Courts Reporter for The Berkshire Eagle. An Ithaca, New York native, she previously worked at The Herald News of Fall River and the Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise.

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