The man who shot New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine and killed Washburn football player Dwane Simmons was expected to go to trial beginning on Tuesday, February 18.
That will not happen.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Francisco Alejandro Mendez, 18, will instead undergo testing to determine whether or not he is competent enough to stand trial. That competency hearing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 27.
Accordingly, a new trial date has not yet been set.
Mendez faces a multitude of charges, including first-degree murder and four counts of attempted murder from the April 28 shooting. He also faces several other charges, including seven counts of aggravated robbery stemming from unrelated incidents.
Simmons died at the scene of the shooting, while Ballentine survived and went on to play for the Giants last season.