The suspect in the Dec. 5, 2016, murder of 35-year-old John Leslie Woods will get a second competency evaluation.
MIAMI – The suspect in the Dec. 5, 2016, murder of 35-year-old John Leslie Woods will get a second competency evaluation.
Andrew Douglas Jones, 41, of Jenks, who is charged with first-degree murder for Woods' brutal stabbing death, appeared in Ottawa County District Court with his attorney Andrew Meloy asking for a second psychiatric competency evaluation.
Despite the state's objection, the court, having reviewed the reports, found ambiguities and conclusions reached to include the dangerousness of the defendant and granted the motion for a subsequent competency evaluation to be performed by a different evaluator.
Jones' next court appearance is scheduled in Ottawa County District Court at 9:30 a.m. on March 13.
Woods was at a residence at 2802 P Street NW in Miami, a halfway house. Jones had been placed in the house just one day before the crime.
According to the probable cause statement filed in the case, Miami Police officers responded to a 911 call at the residence and discovered Woods lying in a pool of blood. Two witnesses, Mateo Rocha and James Thompson, told officers that Jones had been drinking vodka and Jones and Woods argued. Woods told Jones to leave the residence and pushed him toward the door.
Witnesses told an OSBI investigator, Jones left and then re-entered the residence, ran towards Woods and stabbed him in the chest with a knife. Woods fell to the floor, and Jones said, “You're going to die,” and slashed Woods' throat.
The two witnesses, who also lived in the residence, attempted to disarm Jones, but he broke free still holding a knife as Woods was lying on the floor bleeding and unable to defend himself. Jones then stabbed Woods multiple times as he attempted to get up, according to the witnesses.
Jones then said to Woods, “You're dying,” and Woods fell back onto the floor.
Emergency responders transported Woods by ambulance to Miami Integris Hospital, and he was then flown by helicopter to Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo. where he was pronounced dead.
Melinda Stotts is the associate editor of the Miami News-Record. She can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or followed on Twitter @MelindaStotts1.