Accused Kissimmee Cop Killer Found Competent

A judge has ruled that Everett Miller is competent to stand trial for the murders of two Kissimmee police officers last month.

State Attorney Brad King has filed notice that he will seek the death penalty against Miller who appeared today before Circuit Judge Greg Tynan. 

Police Sgt. Sam Howard and Officer Matthew Baxter were checking out a suspicious person call when they were gunned down Aug. 18. Baxter died that night, Howard the next day.

The psychologist who interviewed the Marine veteran told the court he had a mental illness but could understand legal proceedings and was not suicidal.

Baxter's trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 8.

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