Hearing delayed in John Tyler stabbing case

By Layron Livingston - bio | email

AUSTIN, TEXAS - The decision on whether to try 17-year-old Byron Truvia as an adult has been on hold for months now, after his attorney referred the case to the Texas Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court ordered the young man's transfer hearing be postponed, until it decided whether a second mental diagnostic study should be completed.

Truvia's attorney, Jim Huggler asked the court to reverse an appeal's court decision, originally rejecting that second mental evaluation.

The court writes in its opinion, "we hold the trial court abused its discretion, a determination the state does not dispute, and we conditionally grant the petition for writ of mandamus."

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