Teen accused in stabbing death of Tyler teacher headed to mental health facility for 90 daysBy AP
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Teen accused of stabbing teacher to get treatment
TYLER, Texas — A defense attorney says a teenager accused in the stabbing death of a Texas high school teacher will get mental health treatment after being declared unfit to proceed in the justice system.
Jim Huggler, an attorney for the youth, tells the Tyler Morning Telegraph that a forensic psychologist and the state agreed Monday on the diagnosis of the youth.
Huggler says which facility the teen will go to will be determined at a hearing Friday.
The boy has been held in a juvenile detention facility since 50-year-old Todd R. Henry died Sept. 23 after he was stabbed in his classroom at John Tyler High School.
Huggler says the youth will get 90 days of treatment before another hearing to determine his mental fitness for legal proceedings.