Former Firefighter in Court, Again

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A former Panama City firefighter accused of killing his ex-girlfriend will be standing trial Monday.

Joseph Gregory Moody is charged of first degree murder in the shooting of Megan Pettis last year in March.

Panama City Officers say that Moody shot Pettis through a window in the parking lot of Publix on 23rd Street.

In the early pretrials, Judge Michael Overstreet denied Moody's attorney from presenting any evidence of his mental state at the time of the shooting.

Back in August, Judge Overstreet ruled that Moody was mentally incompetent to stand trial after two psychologists said he showed symptoms of clinical depression and anxiety.

Now he is declaring that Moody is mentally able to stand trial.

The judge also says he will consider the defense's request for changes to jury instructions.


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