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Following psychiatric treatment, two men charged in bar brawl murder case to stand trial

A Porter man charged with murdering his stepfather and a Niagara Falls man accused of stabbing four people in a bar brawl both have been deemed mentally competent to stand trial after treatment in a state psychiatric center.

Eddie A. Mayo Jr. (Photo courtesy of the Niagara County Sheriff's Office)

Gregory A. Roy, charged with murder, and Eddie A. Mayo Jr., accused of the stabbings, both returned to Lockport courtrooms last week to be scheduled for further proceedings in their cases.

Roy, 30, is charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Rudy Ray Rockett, April 29, 2018, and dumping his body in a ravine in Cattaraugus County. Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon committed him to a mental institution May 3.

Mayo, 37, was institutionalized Jan. 25, 2018, by State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr.

Mayo is accused of knifing two men and two woman about 3 a.m. March 26, 2017, in the Tap Room on Third Street in Niagara Falls. He faces two counts each of first- and second-degree assault and one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

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