2nd competency evaluation ordered for man accused of stabbing father, killing 2 kids

A Dayton man accused of stabbing his father, stealing a police cruiser and causing the crash that resulted in the death of two children will get a second opinion on whether he is competent to stand trial.

Raymond Walters, 32, appeared in court Thursday for a competency evaluation hearing.

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He previously pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity and was ordered to undergo a competency evaluation. Walters was originally ordered to appear in court in early December, but that hearing was pushed to Thursday.

Last time he was in court, he was in a yellow jumpsuit, which typically indicates an inmate is causing concerns. He was the only inmate not in blue.

Thursday, Walters was in blue like the other inmates scheduled for a hearing that day. He was the only inmate who remained handcuffed for his hearing.

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During the hearing, Walters requested that the case be moved to a different court.

“All I want to say, your honor, is I want a change of venue,” Walters said. “I want to put that motion in.”

Judge E. Gerald Parker told Walters his defense attorney would handle the motion.

On Aug. 26, Walters allegedly stabbed his father multiple times, stole and crashed his truck, stole a police cruiser and then crashed it in front of the downtown Dayton Metro Library while driving about 97 mph, striking a van, resulting in the deaths of two 6-year-old girls.

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Penelope Jasko and Eleanor McBride were cousins and best friends who did everything together, family of the girls told this news organization. Family and friends of the Jasko and McBride families were at the hearing on Thursday.

He is charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated vehicular homicide, felonious assault, robbery, aggravated vehicular assault, failing to comply with a police officer and other offenses.

Walters is scheduled to appear in court again on Feb. 20.

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