Mental Health Experts Testify In Mays Capital Murder Trial

Published: May. 9, 2008 at 12:00 AM CDT|Updated: May. 9, 2008 at 6:08 PM CDT
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Thursday, Mays' defense called two mental health experts to testify about Mays' paranoia and depression leading up to when he allegedly shot Henderson County deputies, Tony Ogburn and Paul Habelt.

The jury wasn't present during the testimony because the judge wanted to hear the testimony before ruling that it be allowed as evidence in the case.

It was also revealed in court that Mays' older brother, Noble Mays, was executed in 1995 for a capital murder offense.

A woman outside the courtroom, Deborah Harris, said she is related to Mays' and that he has always struggled with problems, from drug abuse and mental illness.

The judge is expected to decide whether or not to allow that testimony to presented before jurors, Friday.

Layron Livingston, Reporting  llivingston@kltv.com