Psychologist Declares Billy Ralph Baldwin Incompetent To Be Prosecuted

Wednesday, January 30th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(TULSA) - A man accused of severing his roommate's head is incompetent to be prosecuted for murder, a court-appointed psychologist says.

The evaluation will delay criminal proceedings for Billy Ralph Baldwin, 22. Prosecutors could seek a second opinion.

Baldwin is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing of Anthony Paul Brooks on Oct. 11 - which was Brooks' 20th birthday.

Police found Brooks' severed head in Baldwin's pickup truck Oct. 22 - three days after Baldwin was arrested.

After two days of searching, investigators found other dismembered remains Oct. 24 in a Kay County recreation area restroom.

A mental competency evaluation was requested by Baldwin's defense attorneys during a preliminary hearing Dec. 17.