— TULSA (AP) — A competency trial is getting under way for a man accused of opening fire outside the Tulsa County courthouse earlier this year.
The proceeding is to determine whether Andrew Dennehy can understand the charges against him and assist with his defense. Dennehy faces a charge of shooting with intent to kill and two firearms counts for allegedly opening fire March 7 on the plaza between the courthouse and Tulsa's Central Library.
The proceeding began after a two-hour delay and seating began around noon for a pool of prospective jurors.
A sheriff's deputy, a bystander and Dennehy were hurt during the gunfire exchange.
A psychologist retained by the defense says Dennehy exhibited psychotic delusions of persecution and doesn't have the present capacity to rationally assist in his defense.