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Date set to determine accused teacher stabber's mental state

By Morgan Chesky - bio | email
Posted by Ellen Krafve - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The John Tyler stabbing case continues with a juvenile court judge setting the hearing date to determine if Byron Truvia is mentally incompetent.

Truvia is accused of murder in the stabbing death of John Tyler teacher Todd Henry last September.

The judge's decision comes after a psychologist's report, and both legal sides agreed, Truvia was not mentally fit to proceed.

"It's just a horrible, horrible tragedy for everyone involved," said Jim Huggler, Truvia's attorney. "Obviously, Mr. Henry is no longer with us and it's a tragedy. Byron, in all likely hood, will spend a long, long time, if not rest of his life, in mental health facilities."

The hearing is set for February 1st. If Truvia is found incompetent, then he will be held and tested for up to 90 days in a state mental facility.

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