Man ruled competent to stand trial in officer’s slaying

A man accused in the fatal shooting of an Indianapolis police officer has been found competent to understand the charges against him.

The Indianapolis Star reports Wednesday that a judge has ruled 27-year-old Major Davis also is able to assist in his trial.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer Perry Renn was slain in 2014 during a gun battle.

Davis is charged with murder and faces the death penalty if convicted. His trial was halted in October so he could receive mental health treatment.

A March 31 pretrial conference has been scheduled.

Davis has previously asked to represent himself in his case. His attorneys previously told the court Davis suffers from "paranoia and delusions."

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