Defense expert: OSU homecoming parade crash suspect is insane

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PAYNE COUNTY, Okla. - Quick Facts:

  • Adacia Chambers appeared in court Wednesday
  • She is accused of killing four people and hurting dozens of others in the OSU Homecoming parade crash
  • Her lawyer presented expert mental health evaluation results

 

Chambers is charged with four counts of second degree murder and more than 40 counts of assault and battery for crashing into the 2015 OSU homecoming parade.

The defense handed in their evaluation Wednesday, and said their expert psychologist said Chambers is insane.

The district attorney said their own expert will do a mental evaluation of Chambers in mid-November. Both defense and the state want the raw data from when Chambers was evaluated in Vinita.

The judge will hold a hearing on the change of venue request on December 5.

The district attorney argued several points about why the judge should already be denying the change of venue at least until they try to seat a jury in Payne County.

The district attorney also requested that if the judge grants change of venue, that he only allow it to be moved to Logan County, which is in the same judicial district.

He will also hear whether families should be allowed in the courtroom or whether they are allowed to show emotion.

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