(TBO.com) - Joshua Hakken, the Tampa man accused of kidnapping his sons and fleeing on a boat with his wife to Cuba, was ruled competent to stand trial Thursday.

A trial date of Oct. 3 has been set.

Hakken’s mental competency has been at question since April 2013, when authorities said he and his wife, Sharyn, took the children from their grandparents’ home in North Tampa and sailed to Cuba.  

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