Source: Court orders psychiatric evaluation for man accused of killing HCSO deputy Goforth

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HOUSTON - A court has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for the man accused in the shooting death of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth, sources told KPRC 2 News.

The evaluation was ordered after Shannon Miles’ lawyer claimed it was impossible for him to communicate meaningfully with his client. Miles is "incompetent" to stand trial, the lawyer said.   

Sources told KPRC 2 News, the court will examine Miles’ psychiatric evaluation on Feb. 9 and has set a new arraignment date for Miles next week.

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