Brett Meeker, one of two public defenders appointed to represent White, said the results of a court-ordered competency evaluation state that her client is not competent enough to stand trial. She said Judge David Mouton still has to issue a ruling whether to remand her client to the Department of Mental Health or continue with court proceedings.
“It still has to go before the judge,” Meeker said. “Typically at this point, the judge commits the defendant to the Department of Mental Health for six months to see if they can restore competency.”
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Globe: Aug. 8 hearing scheduled on Memorial Middle School shooter's competency to stand trial
A 9 a.m. Aug. 8 competency hearing has been scheduled in Jasper County Circuit Court to determine the fate of Memorial Middle School shooter Thomas Gregory White, according to an article posted on the Joplin Globe website: