A man in the US accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and eating pieces of her body deems competent next month to stand trial. Defence lawyers for US Man Joseph Oberhansley, 40, and prosecutors met on Tuesday for an online hearing with Clark Circuit Judge Vicki Carmichael after her court informs that his competency restors after a second stay at Logansport State Hospital, the News and Tribune reported.
Jury selection is on September 8 with the Allen County jury pool coming in. In September 2014 Mr Oberhansley charges with murder, rape and robbery. It is in her Jeffersonville home at the death of 46-year-old Tammy Jo Blanton. After tests by two psychiatrists, he declares incompetent for prosecution in January. Also, transferred to Logansport State Hospital in May after a two-month delay due to COVID-19 limitations.
He is due to stand trial in August 2019 with a jury from central Indiana’s Hamilton County. But on the first day of testimony, a mistrial declares. It is after a prosecution witness talks of items that prosecutors decide to hide from the jury. Attorneys seek to find a new jury from Hamilton County. But potential jurors already know the information about the prosecution due to media reports.