Sanity hearing delayed for Richard Matthews

Richard Matthews
Richard Matthews

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The man who has confessed on camera he walked into a business and opened fire, killing two women, was scheduled to be back in court Friday.

Richard Matthews was set appear for a sanity hearing to determine if he can assist in his own defense, but it was delayed until a later date. The reason for the continuance was not given.

Matthews faces two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Dianna Tullier and Cheryl Boykin.

It happened at Grady Crawford Construction in 2009.

In January, Judge Tony Marabella ordered three psychiatrists to evaluate Matthews. The prosecution requested the evaluation. Defense attorneys objected but to no avail.

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