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Psychologist: Man accused of killing two teens competent to stand trial

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A clinical psychologist testified Wednesday that an accused killer is competent to stand trial if he remains on medication for mental illness.

Jeffrey Hazelwood is charged with fatally shooting two teenagers, Natalie Henderson and Carter Davis, behind a Publix grocery store in Roswell last summer.

Jeffrey Hazelwood’s long hair had been cut short and he was in a gray suit as he sat in the courtroom for his status hearing Wednesday morning Hazelwood. Both prosecution and defense attorneys questioned his current psychologist and his previous psychiatrist. He has been receiving treatment at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville since February when he was moved from the Fulton County Jail.

Psychologist Christian Hildreth has been treating Hazelwood since he arrived. He said with new medications, Hazelwood has been able to have conversations and appears to understand how the court proceedings in his case would work.

Hildreth question Hazelwood to see if he was competent for trial “the first thing I asked do you know what your charged with Mr. Hazelwood indicated he did know what he was charged with, he initially said serious felonies lets leave it at that  however he was able to discuss the seriousness of his charges”

Hildreth testified with medication Hazelwood is competent for trial.

The Judge has not made her ruling.

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