Attorney wants capital murder trial delayed - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Attorney wants capital murder trial delayed

Patty Westbrook is awaiting trial for the capital murder of Pete Batey Patty Westbrook is awaiting trial for the capital murder of Pete Batey
FORT PAYNE, AL (WAFF) -

Attorneys for capital murder suspect, Patty Westbrook, filed a motion in DeKalb County Circuit Court asking the judge to delay the trial.

Westbrook is accused of shooting 70-year-old Pete Batey in a church parking lot in Geraldine in March of 2011.

Investigators say she stole Batey's vehicle and was arrested a short time later in Guntersville.

Westbrook's attorney says he will not be ready for trial in time for the December 10 trial date. The motion for a continuance states Westbrook is experiencing extreme mental deficiencies and is not competent to assist in her defense.

A judge has not yet ruled on that motion.

Copyright 2012 WAFF. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly