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Abuse case dropped; judge rules Stevens incompetent for trial

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HARRISON COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - Charges have been dropped for a man accused of torturing his girlfriend for hours, but not because he didn't do it.

A Harrison County judge ruled that Harold Stevens, 55, is incompetent to stand trial according to a clinical psychologist. Stevens was accused of raping his then girlfriend, stabbing her with a screw driver and hitting her in the head with a hammer.

"Did it scare me? Yes it scared me. I've hid so much that I'm not even on the grid," said Dorothy Butcher, the victim.  "Because I'm scared to death if I leave a paper trail he's going find me and he's told people he's going to do it. He's going to finish the job."

According to the Harrison County Attorney, Stevens in now a free man because of the judge's ruling.

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