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Judge: Suspect In Texas Deputy's Death Incompetent

February 05, 2013  | 

The man who overpowered and killed a Bowie County (Texas) Sheriff's deputy during a prisoner transport assignment has been declared mentally incompetent for trial, reports KSLA.

Tucker Strickland, 23, allegedly killed Deputy Sheri Jones in April 2011. Police have said Strickland overpowered Jones, grabbed her gun, and shot her in the head.

Deputy Jones was transporting Strickland to a court appointment for assaulting his mother.

Related:

Texas Deputy Fatally Shot Transporting Inmate

Tags: Cop Killers, Texas, Prisoner Transport, Mentally Ill Subjects


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Adam @ 2/6/2013 8:10 AM

Thats BS!!! How can you be mentally incompetent when you can over power an officer and take their service weapon out of a holster and shot them in the head? How much money did that judge get slid under his door.

Ima Leprechaun @ 2/24/2013 3:11 AM

This is an unusual decision in Texas but Law Enforcement will get another chance to remedy this when the suspect is let out in 18 months. Perhaps justice will prevail.(let me guess the battered mother said to the media that he was a good boy and never hurt anyone and she is suing the department).

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