A Big Island man, accused of shooting his Nanawale Estates neighbor to death in May, is found to be competent to stand trial.
Seon Keoni Aki, 44, is a registered sex offender and was examined by three mental health professionals.
In October, Aki pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder for the shooting death of 40-year-old Mateo Balinbin Jr.
A trial date has been set for Jan. 27. Bail was set at $360,000.
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