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Suspect in officer's death declared competent

5 years 23 hours 41 minutes ago Wednesday, November 30 2016 Nov 30, 2016 November 30, 2016 7:22 AM November 30, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
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SHREVEPORT, La. - The man accused of killing a Shreveport police officer is competent to stand trial.

That's the finding of a sanity hearing for 29-year-old Grover De'Aundre Cannon held Tuesday.

The Shreveport man is charged with first-degree murder for the August 2015 fatal shooting of Officer Thomas LaValley. Cannon also faces one count each of attempted second-degree murder, battery of a police officer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

KSLA-TV reports Cannon's attorneys asked for the hearing to determine whether he is fit to stand trial.

The court-appointed sanity commission's three members - Drs. Marc Colon, Sarah DeLand and Pamela McPherson - testified that Cannon believes Caddo Correctional Center guards would poison his food if he didn't perform homosexual acts, but he's capable of making his own decisions.

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