Markeith Loyd undergoes another competency evaluation

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Two-time convicted murderer Markeith Loyd will be back in court one last time before a judge decides his final fate.


Last year, a jury recommended the death penalty for Loyd after convicting him of killing Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton in 2017.

On Monday afternoon, Loyd’s attorney’s will try to prove Loyd is not competent for sentencing.

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The defense is arguing that Loyd is mentally ill and is not competent enough to go through the sentencing phase.

Loyd underwent another competency evaluation earlier this month.

He also had one in 2019 where a doctor found him competent to stand trial.

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We should find out the results of the competency evaluation in court on Monday.

It will determine how the judge moves forward with sentencing.

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Loyd’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 3.

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