CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Rand man awaiting trial on a charge of first-degree murder will undergo a psychological evaluation to determine competency.
Tremale Leon Straughter, 29, is alleged to have shot Harold Donovan Taylor, 29, of Rand on Feb. 14. His trial was scheduled for Sept. 30.
On Thursday, defense attorney Ed Rebrook said he believed Straughter might not be competent and asked for that evaluation. Kanawha Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey agreed and re-set the trial for Nov. 18.
His brother, Tremain Straughter, 32, of Rand was arrested after he allegedly threatened possible witnesses in the murder trial.