NC Man Charged In Cop's Deaths Seeks Incompetency

A North Carolina man charged with murder in the deaths of two police officers is again asking a court to declare him incompetent.

The Charlotte Observer reports that a hearing is scheduled Thursday on Demeatrius Montgomery's second attempt to be declared incompetent in the deaths of two Charlotte-Mecklenburg officers in 2007. A judge rejected his first request in September.

Montgomery is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 34-year-old Sean Clark and 35-year-old Jeff Shelton. They were responding to a domestic dispute when they were shot in the head and killed outside an apartment complex.

The death penalty trial is scheduled for July, but attorneys are asking that the state be prohibited from trying to execute the 28-year-old Montgomery. They're also seeking a trial delay.

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