MARYLAND

Ruling in killings: A man charged in the killings of a Silver Spring father and his 9-year-old daughter has been ruled incompetent to stand trial.

Anthony Q. Kelly, 40, who also is charged in Montgomery County with rape, assault, burglary and robbery with a dangerous weapon, was deemed incompetent for trial Thursday by Montgomery Circuit Court Judge Durke G. Thomspon. In a separate case, Kelly was indicted in September in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on charges that he robbed and killed a tourist from Seattle near the Takoma Park Metro station.

Prosecutors said yesterday that they will seek to have Kelly stand trial on the Montgomery charges after a period of treatment in a Maryland state psychiatric hospital.

VIRGINIA

Counterfeiting sentence: A former basketball star at South Lakes High School in Reston was sentenced to two years of probation yesterday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria for passing two counterfeit $20 bills at the Silver Diner in Reston in June.

Doug McLaughlin-Williams, 19, of Reston was one of five former South Lakes students who were arrested after Fairfax County police notified the U.S. Secret Service that four people had passed counterfeit $20 bills at the diner. The bills were made by using a scanner and home computer, according to the Secret Service.

McLaughlin-Williams had accepted a basketball scholarship to Boston University, but the scholarship was withdrawn after his arrest.

He pleaded guilty in March to passing the counterfeit bills.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.