Judge finds Oguntope incompetent to stand trial
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lubbock County judge has found 22-year old Sampson Blake Oguntope incompetent to stand trial and is ordering him to be committed to the North Texas State Hospital for no more than 120 days.
Oguntope was arrested last February and charged with the murder of 89-year old Faye Gray in Slaton. A Lubbock County Grand Jury then indicted Oguntope on two capital murder charges because they believed he was attempting to commit two other felonies at the time, including burglary of habitation and attempted sexual assault.
Gray's caretaker, 21-year old Megan Moore, was also shot in the altercation, but she was able to escape and run to a home down the street.
Lubbock County District Attorney, Matt Powell had planned to seek the death penalty in this case. However, the documents state Oguntope will be re-evaluated to possibly stand trial at a later date. Oguntope is currently in the Lubbock County Detention Center awaiting his transfer to the North Texas State Hospital.
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