Posted: Thursday, March 21st 2013 at 7:53am
Judge rejects accused cop killer's latest incompetency bid
By The Associated Press
ATHENS - A Georgia man who was found competent to stand trial in the killing of an Athens-Clarke County police officer wants a new hearing, but a judge rejected the request.
A Clarke County Superior Court judge Wednesday rejected Jamie Hood's request for another competency hearing.
Although Hood has already been found competent for trial, his lawyers have said their client is paranoid and suffers from delusions.
The judge called Hood a difficult client for his lawyers to deal with, but said that does not mean he is incompetent to stand trial.
Hood is accused of killing an Athens police officer and wounding another officer in March 2011.
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