Truvia to have 2nd mental evaluation

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The case of 17-year-old Byron Truvia, 17, has a new development.

A Smith County judge says he will comply with the Texas Supreme Court's decision that Truvia will receive another mental evaluation.

Truvia is accused of stabbing Todd Henry, a John Tyler special education teacher, last September.

The supreme court ruled on Friday that a second mental evaluation is needed before the court can decide if Truvia is tried as an adult.

Truvia's attorney says a mental study was performed on his client last fall but it was not completed. The case was put on hold in May when the juvenile court ruled a second evaluation was not needed.

"The next step is for the judge to order the doctor or an appropriate mental health professional to perform the complete diagnostic study, the transfer study, for the court to consider," explained Jim Huggler, Truvia's attorney.

Huggler says the evaluation will most likely take place in Tyler, and it will begin once the medical professional receives the order.

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