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Matthews ruled competent in workplace shooting trial

3 years 8 months 1 week ago September 17, 2013 Sep 17, 2013 Tuesday, September 17 2013 September 17, 2013 10:27 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - A judge ruled today the man accused of a deadly 2009 workplace shooting in Baton Rouge is competent to stand trial.

Judge Tony Marabella ruled today that Richard Matthews could understand the charges against him, and aid in his own defense.

Matthews is accused of killing two secretaries at the Grady Crawford Construction offices in 2009. The company fired Matthews a few months before the incident because of poor performance.

The district attorney's office plans to seek the death penalty if he's convicted of first degree murder.


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