Accused cop killer Jamie Hood kicked out of court again - FOX 32 News Chicago

Accused cop killer Jamie Hood kicked out of court again

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According to FOX 5's Darryl Carver, Superior Court Judge David R. Sweat had accused killer Jamie Hood removed twice from the courtroom after several outbursts on Monday According to FOX 5's Darryl Carver, Superior Court Judge David R. Sweat had accused killer Jamie Hood removed twice from the courtroom after several outbursts on Monday
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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.

Hood was also removed from the courtroom after an emotional outburst the last time he appeared in court on July 18.
    
FOX 5's interview with Hood's mother, Azalea, also came up as part of the day's proceedings. During the interview, notes written by Hood and delivered to his mother were shown to FOX 5's Justin Gray. Authorities in Clarke County are asking that those notes be turned over to the courts.

"I had them then and there but I cleaned that car out,  I'm not going to say where they're at.  If I find them, I'll give them to both sides," said Azalea Hood.

Off camera, Azalea Hood told FOX 5 that neither she nor her son actually spoke to his attorneys about the issues brought up in court on Monday.

Judge Sweat has yet to set a date for full competency hearing for Hood.

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