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Crime-Jury says OK to try for murder.

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Hooks found competent
to stand trial
On July 21st, after hearing testimony from medical professionals, a Wood County jury of three men and nine women found Kaleb Richard Hooks, of Winnsboro, competent to stand trial for murder.
Wood County Criminal District Attorney Jim Wheeler said, "Competence involves the mental capacity of an individual to participate in legal proceedings. Defendants that do not possess sufficient ‘competence' usually cannot be criminally tried; however, if a jury determines that a defendant is able to understand the proceedings and is able to participate in his defense, he is competent."
Kaleb Hooks will now stand trial on the 2005 homicide charge at a time to be designated by the trial court.
Judge Tim Boswell of the 402nd Judicial District Court presided over the competency trial.

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