VINITA — A Craig County teenager accused of fatally shooting his father’s fiancee was found competent on Friday, Jan. 20, to proceed with the first-degree murder charge against him.
Koalten Glenn Orr, 15, of Vinita is charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the death of Laura Hendrix, 38. Orr was 14 at the time of the shooting.
Dr. Jason Beaman with the Oklahoma State University Center For Health Sciences testified during the 30-minute hearing that Orr was competent to stand trial. He was questioned by prosecutor Tony Evans.
Hendrix died from a gunshot wound to the chest on Aug. 22.
Orr was ordered to return to court on March 13 for a preliminary hearing.
About the crime
The teen walked into the Vinita Police Department on Aug. 22, 2016, and confessed to fatally shooting Hendrix, saying he had been molested and “was tired of the abuse,” according to an arrest affidavit.
Police Chief Bobby Floyd Jr. said at the time of Orr’s arrest his department had not investigated any allegations or been called to the residence previously.
Orr told police he thought Hendrix was going to touch him inappropriately that morning and that he shot her as she walked out of a bathroom and down the hall toward him, the affidavit states.
The teen told police he could hear Hendrix “wheezing after he shot her but did not call 911,” the affidavit states.
Orr told police he had been in counseling “for anger issues.”
He remains jailed in lieu of $250,000 bail in an area separate from adults, court records show.