Doctors To Testify On Accused Murderer’s Ability To Stand Trial
By Mike Perleberg
Terry W. Storey. Photo by Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department.
(Dearborn County, Ind.) – Is an accused murderer capable of standing trial in Dearborn County?
That’s what doctors will testify about during a Wednesday competency hearing for Terry W. Storey.
The 56-year-old Storey is accused of fatally shooting his next door neighbor, Brittany Black, 30, while she was mowing the lawn of her Manchester home last July. Storey also allegedly shot and wounded her husband, Kyle Black, when he came out to check on his wife after hearing a gunshot.
Prosecutors have said that a property line dispute may have led to the shooting.
Representing Storey is Lawrenceburg defense attorney Gary Sorge. He filed in August a notice of an insanity defense and requested a hearing to determine if Storey is competent to stand trial.
Doctors who have evaluated Storey will testify by phone in Dearborn Circuit Court on Wednesday. Judge James D. Humphrey could rule on Storey’s ability to aid in his own defense either at the conclusion of the hearing or sometime later.
Storey faces up to 85 years in prison if convicted on charges of Murder and Attempted Murder. He remains held in jail without bond with a scheduled trial date of January 8, 2018.
VIDEO OF JULY 31 PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING CHARGES AGAINST TERRY W. STOREY.