Ian Howard, the man accused of killing Lafayette Police Cpl. Michael Middlebrook in 2017, is not mentally fit to stand trial, a judge has ruled. Howard, 32, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to the first-degree murder of Middlebrook and the attempted murder of the three others in October 2017 at a Lafayette convenience store.
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 […]
Four psychiatrists and psychologists who examined Ian Howard, the man accused of the fatal shooting of Lafayette Police Cpl. Michael Middlebrook in 2017, are split on whether Howard is mentally fit to stand trial. Howard's trial date for the attempted murder of three people at a convenience store on Oct....
Three Lafayette news organizations have filed an order to unseal the file of Ian Howard, who stands accused of fatally shooting Lafayette police Cpl. Michael Middlebrook and injuring three others at a convenience store on Oct. 1, 2017. Howard has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. His trial on...
Ian Howard, the man accused of first-degree murder in the 2017 shooting death of a Lafayette police officer and of wounding three others, cannot be acquitted by a split jury, a 15th Judicial District Court judge has ruled.
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.
A hearing concerning search warrants in the Ian Howard case will be continued to July after witness testimony Friday, which wrapped up three days of hearings on defense motions to suppress Howard’s statements and physical evidence, according to our media partners at the Advocate.
Attorneys for the man accused of gunning down a Lafayette Police officer in 2017 returned to court Friday to argue for a split jury acquittal in the capital case, but a hearing won't come until April pending notification of the Attorney General's Office.