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Competency hearing set in bicyclist fatality

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Pablo Cruz is expected to take the stand in Albany County Court on Wednesday as his defense attorney tries to show that the Schenectady parolee accused of fatally striking a bicyclist with his truck isn’t mentally fit to stand trial on charges that include second-degree murder. Cruz, 40, is accused of striking and killing 45-year-old Paul Merges Jr. of Albany as he sped down Washington Avenue more than 25 mph over the posted speed limit ...

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