Man accused of killing WSU Sgt. Collin Rose still found not competent to stand trial

Posted at 12:38 PM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 12:38:01-05

A Wayne County judge ruled the man accused of killing Wayne State University police Sgt. Collin Rose is still not competent.

Today, Raymond Durham sat through his third competency hearing.

The 61-year-old is charged in two cases, the first for allegedly shooting two Detroit police officers back in March.
Investigators say after he was arrested they found DNA evidence that linked him to the death of Sgt. Collin Rose, the second case he's charged in.

The beloved Wayne State University canine handler was killed on the job November 2016.

Durham has been in police custody since March and in a psychiatric hospital since August.

"He's treated. He undergoes a regiment of medication and he's in group sessions and he's meeting with doctors and therapists, he's got individual counseling,” explained his defense attorney Gabby Silver. She says the facility will continue to treat him in hopes of restoring him to competency.

"He's got to be able to understand the nature of the charges against him. He's got to be able to understand what's going to take place in the courtroom setting, and he's got to be able to rationally assist in his defense."

In court Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Robert Donaldson requested his own independent expert to evaluate Durham.

"I'm asking to have an expert take a look at him and tell me whether in their opinion, and that's all it is, this defendant is competent to stand trial or not. "

The judge called the request unusual, saying Durham is already being evaluated.
A hearing to discuss the prosecution’s request is scheduled for December 8th.

Silver tells us they will continue to hold competency reviews every 90 days for up to 18 months.
The next competency hearing will be February 9th.

Detroit Police tell us one of the officers who was shot back in March recently went back to work, the second officer is still recovering.