Competency Trial Set For Tulsa Teen Charged With Murder

Thursday, August 16th 2018, 6:26 am
By: Dave Davis

A Tulsa teen accused of shooting and killing a Broken Arrow teacher and raping an elderly woman is scheduled for a competency trial Thursday.

A jury will decide whether or not 17-year-old Deonte Green is competent to stand trial.  

If it goes as scheduled, jurors will hear from experts on both sides as to whether Deonte Green is fit to go on trial for multiple crimes, including the murder of Broken Arrow teacher Shane Anderson last fall.

Anderson was shot and killed while trying to stop a robbery at his home.

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Green's lawyers have told the court they're worried about their client's mental capacity.  

If the jury finds him competent, Green will head to a criminal trial on a long list of charges, including first-degree murder, rape, robbery, burglary, kidnapping, and attempted cruelty to animals.

If the jury finds he is not competent to stand trial, Deonte Green will be sent to a state mental hospital for treatment.

Green's hearing is scheduled to last for at least two days.