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Sanity commission appointed to examine Ian Howard, the man accused of murdering Lafayette Police Officer

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) The suspect in the 2017 murder of Lafayette Police Corporal Michael Middlebrook was considered “not competent” to stand trial. Defense lawyers for Ian Howard said their client’s mental state could not help his defense and asked for Howard to get treatments to restore his competency. Howard is accused of shooting and killing […]
LAFAYETTE, LA
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Doctors: Ian Howard wasn't capable of waiving Miranda rights

Two doctors who examined Ian Howard say he was too sick to waive his Miranda rights when officers questioned him in the wake of a shooting that left a police officer dead. Howard, 31, is facing two cases in Lafayette court. In one, he's accused of first-degree murder in the October 2017 shooting death of Lafayette Police Cpl. Michael Middle Brook. In the other, he's accused of three counts attempted first-degree murder for other victims in the same incident. Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty in the Middlebrook case.
LAFAYETTE, LA