McNeer Found Not Competent

7/30/11 – He’s not competent now, but a Washington County judge says he expects retired chairman and CEO Charles McNeer with eventually being competent to stand trial on charges he tried to kill his wife. McNeer has been diagnosed as an 85 year old man with a treatable mental illness, major depression, with some psychotic episodes. McNeer has been treated at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison since last month. The judge says his mental health is improving and he will eventually be able to go on trial. Prosecutors say McNeer hit his wife on the head with a hammer. At one time McNeer ran Wisconsin Energy Corporation.