Competency trial set for defendant in courthouse shooting
BY DAVID HARPER World Staff Writer
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
7/18/12 at 2:35 PM
An Aug. 13 trial has been scheduled to determine the mental competence of a man who is charged in a March shooting outside the Tulsa County Courthouse.
Andrew Joseph Dennehy, 24, is charged in Tulsa County District Court with two counts of shooting with an intent to kill, one count of possessing a firearm after being adjudicated delinquent in juvenile court, and one count of reckless conduct with a firearm.
Dennehy, of Tulsa, is charged with shooting Deputy David Fortenberry in the hand March 7 after reportedly firing into the air on the plaza north of the courthouse.
The other shooting count alleges that he shot in the direction of Deputy Stephen Culley.
Curtis Grundy, a psychologist retained by the defense, found in a report filed with the court on July 2 that Dennehy “does not have the present capacity to rationally assist” in his court defense.
Grundy wrote Dennehy was “exhibiting psychotic symptoms that are marked by delusions of persecution, paranoid ideation and auditory hallucinations.”
A preliminary hearing had been scheduled for Wednesday, however the court instead was informed that the prosecution wants a trial on the issue of Dennehy’s mental health.
Read more about this story in Thursday's Tulsa World.
Andrew Joseph Dennehy