From ....... Associated Press

Jan 24, 1995 PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) -- The inmate accused of murdering serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer and another man was found competent Tuesday to stand trial.

Christopher Scarver, 25, then waived his right to a preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to charges he killed Dahmer, 34, and Jesse Anderson on Nov. 28 while they were on a prison cleaning detail.

Scarver was charged last month with fatally beating Dahmer and Anderson with a 20-inch metal bar from an exercise machine at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage.

He has claimed he killed them because "God told me to do it." Dahmer died on the way to a hospital. Anderson, who was in prison for killing his wife, died two days later.

Dahmer had been serving 16 consecutive life sentences for killing 17 young men and boys, some of whom were cannibalized.

Scarver is serving a life term for a 1990 robbery during which he shot a man in the head three times.

Circuit Judge Richard Rehm last month ordered Scarver to undergo a psychiatrict examination to see if he was mentally fit to stand trial.

Scarver's attorney, Steve Kohn, said he had no objection to Rehm's ruling Tuesday. No trial date was immediately set.