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Doctors to testify on man’s fitness

February 13, 2019

Doctors who examined a Fort Wayne man accused of attacking two women in April with a hammer and then shooting them will testify in June about whether he is competent to stand trial.

Raymond O. Demby, 52, faces several felony charges in the alleged attack, including attempted murder. Police said he broke into a Spatz Avenue home April 25 and attacked the women.

His lawyer filed documents in July stating that Demby would rely on a defense of mental disease or defect.

Two court-appointed doctors later examined Demby. One found him competent to stand trial; the other disagreed. A third psychologist was appointed and found him competent. All three will testify June 14 in Allen Superior Court after Demby asked for the hearing.

Demby, who was in court Tuesday, broke through a rear window at the home around 4 a.m., charging documents allege. He attacked a 40-year-old woman : Demby’s ex-girlfriend : and her 18-year-old daughter, investigators said.

The women were shot after they forced Demby onto a porch, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Demby left the home in a Pontiac Aztec and crashed it on South Harrison Street, police said.

Officers found him with blood on his hands, and a black handgun was found on the floor of the vehicle, the affidavit states.

mleblanc@jg.net

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