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Trial re: Santa Fe High School mass shooting delayed to 2021 at least

The May 18, 2018 Santa Fe High School mass shooting which left 10 dead, 13 wounded has been called by some "The school shooting America forgot."

The now 19-year-old defendant was found unfit to stand trial last fall and thereafter was taken from his jail cell to a state psychiatric facility. Today we learned he will likely remain there for another 12 months.

Meantime, the families and loved ones whose lives have been detrimentally impacted by this senseless tragedy continue to wait for the day when the confessed shooter is brought before a court of law.

(10 Innocent people - eight teenaged students and two teachers were murdered nearly two years ago at Santa Fe High School in Texas)

Robert L. Arnold, investigative reporter with KPRC-TV in Houston, has passed on the following statement from the now 19-year-old confessed shooter's defense counsel:

“The Court received a report regarding (the defendant's) Competency to stand trial from North Texas State Hospital -Vernon. The report stated that he is not presently competent, and prospects for his restoration to competency within the next 90 days are not good. Accordingly, NTSH requested he be committed for an additional period of up to one year. The Court, Prosecution, and Defense have agreed to that request and will file the appropriate orders.”

Last fall, the WVPI published a blog entitled :Justice Delayed, Justice denied in Santa Fe, Texas."

(Joseph D. Bonczyk of the WVPI is pictured with the activist Rosie Stone, whose son Chris was brutally murdered on May 18, 2018 at Santa Fe High School in Texas).

The link to our November 4, 2019 article is published below:


Robert L. Arnold, Investigative Journalist, KPRC-TV Houston

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