SANTA FE, Texas – It’s been 5 years since the tragic mass shooting in Santa Fe, Texas and new developments have been made in the case against the assailant.
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In a statement from the Galveston County District Attorney, Jack Roady, Judge Jeth Jones has been disqualified from the case. No details on the reason behind Judge Jones’ disqualification were shared, as of this writing.
“While we are disappointed to lose Judge Jones, we believe that Judge Cox will handle the case fairly and efficiently,” Roady said in a statement to FOX 26. “He is known for making decisive rulings that are fair to all parties.”
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This comes more than a month after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Office, which represents The University of Texas Medical Branch filed a motion on opposing Judge Jones’ motion for a new competency review of accused Santa Fe High School shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis.
Santa Fe HS shooter to have competency review, emotions brought up in victims’ family
A Galveston County judge has called for another competency review for the confessed Santa Fe High School shooter. He’s been deemed unfit to stand trial since killing 10 people inside the school in 2018. The mother of Chris Stone, a student who lost their life in the shooting, shares with FOX 26 how emotional this continues to be for her and her family.
This is a developing story and will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.
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