DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A competency trial got underway in Dallas Wednesday to determine if Armando Luis Juarez is competent to stand trial for capital murder next year.
Juarez is accused of shooting and killing Dallas Police Officer Rogelio Santander and wounding Officer Crystal Almeida, as well as a Home Depot loss prevention officer in April 2018.READ MORE: Texas Experiencing Another COVID-19 Surge
It all started with a shoplifting incident at the Northeast Dallas Home Depot.READ MORE: Administrative Court Judge Orders Mask-Wearing To Enter Dallas County Courthouses
The then-Dallas County District Attorney Fatih Johnson announced the office would seek the death penalty against Juarez.
A grand jury returned five counts, including capital murder and attempted capital murder, against Juarez.MORE NEWS: Summer Break Ends Early For Some Dallas ISD Schools