Judge Deems Driver In OSU Homecoming Tragedy Competent To Stand Trial
STILLWATER, Okla. — The woman who was charged in the Oklahoma State University homecoming tragedy is competent to stand trial, a judge declared on Thursday (Dec. 10).
A vehicle driven by 25-year-old Adacia Chambers went through a barrier and into a crowd of OSU parade onlookers on Oct. 24 , killing four people and injuring another 46.
She has been charged with four counts of second-degree murder and 46 counts of felony assault.
After Chambers’ lawyer questioned her mental state, prosecutors requested a competency hearing, reported KFOR. She was taken to a psychiatric hospital and treated, while doctors determined if she was mentally competent.
On Thursday, a judge announced that she has been found competent to stand trial, according to KFOR. However, the judge granted Coleman’s request to reserve the right to bring up the competency issue at a later time.
A preliminary hearing is set for April 7th and a preliminary hearing conference is set for February.
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