EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMurder Suspect To Undergo Mental Health Assessment
from Eyewitness News Online
Reported by: Rick Lord
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Sep. 12, 2013 8:33 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 12, 2013 10:27 PM EDT
Rand , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A man charged with murdering his longtime friend in Rand will undergo a mental health assessment to determine if he's competent to stand trial.
Tremale Straughter is accused of killing Donovan Taylor on Valentine's Day in 2012.
He was supposed to go to trial Sept. 30.
Straughter's attorney was granted a request for a mental health assessment, but his request to have his client moved to the Western Regional Jail was denied, because his brother Tremaine Straughter is there.
The trial has been pushed back to November.
If convicted, Tremale Straughter faces life in prison.
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