The man accused of killing an Athens-Clarke County police officer and injuring another was back in court on Monday. Jamie Hood attended a competency hearing, but his time in the courtroom didn't last long.
According to FOX 5's Darryl Carver, Superior Court Judge David R. Sweat had Hood removed twice from the courtroom after several outbursts. Hood openly and loudly criticized his defense team.
Hood is accused of killing Athens-Clarke Officer Buddy Christian and wounding Officer Tony Howard.
At issue is whether Hood is competent to stand trial. Hood's attorneys say their client is not competent. Those lawyers want access to family members' court and medical records to show mental illness runs in his family.
"It is widely understood and accepted that mental health issues can run in families, can have a genetic link," said defense attorney Emily Gilbert.
Judge Sweat addressed the courtroom, saying the court would hear from the state's court appointed examiner, and that there was no need for further delays.