Accused Tulsa Shooter Bound Over for Trial

Oct 17, 2012

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa County judge says a 24-year-old man accused of shooting and wounding two people outside the county courthouse last March should stand trial.

Andrew Dennehy was accused of shooting with intent to kill and firearms counts after a sheriff's deputy and a bystander were hurt. Witnesses told Judge Cliff Smith on Wednesday that they feared for their lives during the attack on the courthouse plaza. The judge ordered Dennehy held for trial.

Dennehy's parents say their son is a paranoid schizophrenic who should be in a hospital, not a prison. Jurors in August found Dennehy mentally fit to face the charges.

Dennehy's attorney says his client has bizarre thoughts and suffers delusions. Prosecutors say Dennehy is bluffing.

An arraignment was set for next Monday.