Oguntope to have competence determined by jury trial - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Oguntope to have competence determined by jury trial

Sampson Blake Oguntope (Provided by Lubbock County Detention Center) Sampson Blake Oguntope (Provided by Lubbock County Detention Center)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Attorneys for a Lubbock man arrested for the murder of a Slaton woman in 2012 went before a grand jury to determine his competency to stand trial on Friday.

22-year-old Sampson Blake Oguntope was found incompetent to stand trial in April 2013 and was sent to a state hospital in Vernon, TX for further observation.

Oguntope's doctor found him to be competent in August, but Oguntope's attorneys filed a motion objecting those findings. A judge considered this objection on Friday and decided the issue will be decided in a jury trial. A jury will consider Oguntope's competence later this month.

Oguntope was arrested in February 2012 for the murder of 89-year-old Faye Gray in Slaton.

Gray's caretaker, 21-year-old Megan Moore, was also shot in the altercation, but was able to escape.

The jury trial will be held later this month.

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