Man accused of murder to have competency hearing

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A man accused of shooting his girlfriend on July 3, 2017, has a competency hearing set for April.

In July, Springfield Police arrested Eugearian Sharp, 38, and charged him with second-degree murder with a firearm.

Thursday at a pretrial hearing, a judge ordered experts to determine whether Sharp is incompetent due to intellectual disability or autism to stand trial.

Police said in a news release last year Sharp confessed to to killing Lorraine Levins, 28, but he has pleaded not guilty to the crime.

According to an arrest affidavit obtained by NewsChannel 7/Local 18 News, Springfield investigators wrote Sharp "admitted to stabbing the victim about her face and head several times with a knife." Investigators also wrote "investigation of the crime scene revealed a spent shell casing in the bedroom where the victim was located...The defendant was interviewed for follow-up questions and admitted to actually shooting the victim with a handgun."