State wants Oregon man indicted of murder competency tested
TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - A hearing to discuss the competency
of an Oregon man indicted for the murder of his girlfriend's husband is
expected to happen on Friday.
The State wants to test Shawn Brazeal's competency
because his attorney is claiming that Brazeal did not understand his right to remain
silent because he only has an I.Q. of 53. The average score is 100.
Prosecutors say if Brazeal
is competent to stand trial then he should have been competent to understand
his Miranda Rights.
Brazeal's attorney is
fighting the competency evaluation.
Court records show that Brazeal admitted that
he and his girlfriend, Janelle McGuire, killed her husband Devin McGuire by
repeatedly stabbing him in the chest back in August of 2011.