Trial dates set for accused murderers Armstrong, Sampson

11/30/2017 5:45 P.M.

Accused murderers David Armstrong and Jeffrey Sampson are found competent to stand trial in separate hearings Thursday.

Armstrong's trial date is set for May 1. Sampson is set to go to trial March 20.


The cases of 26 Test old David Armstrong and 46 year old Jeffrey Sampson aren't related, but the two men are being represented by the same defense attorney.

Armstrong is being charged with murder in the overdose death of a Parkersburg man.

Sampson faces a double murder charge for allegedly killing two of his wife's friends in Mineral Wells.

Prosecuting attorney Pat Lefebure says the two men will be evaluated on two things.

The first is to determine if they’re competent to stand trial.

Also, it will determine if the defendants were criminally responsible when they allegedly committed these crimes.

These mental evaluations by a forensic psychologist typically take about 4 to 6 weeks to complete.

During the hearing, Judge Jason Wharton stated depending on how quickly the evaluations come back for each defendant will determine if their original court dates set for next month will be pushed back.

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