TYLER, Texas (AP) — The teenager accused of stabbing an East Texas high teacher to death in 2009 has been committed to a state hospital for one more year.
The Tyler Morning Telegraph (http://bit.ly/W7Vs8l) reports that the commitment hearing in district court took place Friday morning.
Judge Christi Kennedy found the teen, now 19, incompetent to stand trial and ordered another year of commitment at Vernon State Hospital.
The teen is accused of killing special education teacher Todd Henry in September 2009 by stabbing him multiple times in his classroom at John Tyler High School.
Kennedy referenced a psychiatrist's report and a physician's certificate of mental health that said the teen is mentally ill and likely to cause "serious harm to others."
She also cited "recent issues" and "patterns of behavior."
Information from: Tyler Morning Telegraph, http://www.tylerpaper.com