Doneghy competent to stand trial in Lexington police officer's death

jhewlett@herald-leader.comMay 16, 2011 

Glenn Doneghy

Glenn Doneghy, who is accused of murder in the death of Lexington police officer Bryan Durman, is competent to stand trial, Fayette Circuit Court Judge James Ishmael ruled Monday.

Doneghy, 34, is accused of deliberately striking Durman with his vehicle as Durman was investigating a noise complaint on North Limestone on April 29, 2010. Durman, 27, was pronounced dead at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital a short time later.

Ishmael issued his ruling after listening to testimony from prosecution witness Dr. Amy Trivette, a psychiatrist at Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center at LaGrange, and defense witness Dr. Edward Connor, a psychologist from Erlanger. Both witnesses said they think Doneghy is competent to stand trial, meaning that he is able to rationally assist his lawyers in his defense, knows he is facing serious charges and the consequences he could receive if found guilty and knows the roles of various personnel in a courtroom setting.

Doneghy's trial is set for June 13.

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