RACINE, WI (WTAQ) - A special prosecutor in Rock County wants to re-open a murder case against a Palmyra man.
49-year-old Keith Abbott is accused of stabbing 33-year-old Kristin Miller to death, and leaving her snow-covered body wrapped in plastic in a rural roadside ditch.
In February of last year, a Rock County judge said Abbott was not competent to stand trial in the case.
Recently, a judge in Racine County ruled that Abbott was mentally able to proceed with an unrelated case -- so prosecutors in Rock County are now seeking a competency hearing on charges of homicide and hiding a corpse.
Abbott is charged in Racine County with 9 felony counts of possessing child pornography.
Miller, the murder victim, disappeared on New Year's Day of 2011. She and Abbott's son had a daughter, and Abbott was appointed by a judge as a go-between to transfer the child between her mother and father.