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Travis Boys, alleged killer of NOPD officer, faces another mental health hearing today

The New Orleans Advocate - 11/30/2017

The man accused of fatally shooting a New Orleans Police Department officer in 2015 appeared in court for a mental health hearing on Thursday, more than a month after he halted jury selection at his murder trial by smearing feces on his face.

Criminal District Court Judge Karen Herman declared Travis Boys incompetent after the shocking courtroom incident on Oct. 18.

However, Herman reserved the right to declare Boys ready to stand trial after he was medicated and evaluated at the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System hospital in Jackson.

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Tweets by mgsledge "I had hoped that this court was too intelligent to allow an accused cop killer to hijack these proceedings, but I was incorrect," Cannizzaro said. "I fear that today's decision will only encourage similarly situated defendants to engage in such misconduct in the future."

 
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