Man accused of stabbing, setting ex-girlfriend on fire in St. Paul found incompetent

A man charged in the gruesome murder of his ex-girlfriend in St. Paul has been found incompetent to stand trial.

Patrick Morris Simmons, 47, of Bloomington, is charged with second-degree murder in connection to 44-year-old Kelli Goodermont’s death in March.

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At his first court appearance in March, a judge ordered a competency evaluation for Simmons. Wednesday, that evaluation determined Simmons is incompetent to stand trial.

His next hearing has been set for Nov. 9.

St. Paul police were called to the 1700 block of Wynne Avenue shortly before 9 a.m. on March 15 after someone reported a woman on fire in a warehouse. There, officers found Goodermont unresponsive and badly burned. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A GoFundMe to help support her family has been started.

Simmons was arrested later that morning near his home in Bloomington, which was on fire.

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