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Second competency evaluation requested for Colorado Springs man accused of murdering teen coworker


EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- The man accused of murdering his high school coworker is back in court.

In June 2022, 17-year-old Riley Whitelaw was found dead at a Colorado Springs Walgreens. According to an autopsy report, Whitelaw was stabbed more than 40 times.

The man accused of murdering the Air Academy High School senior was captured hours later when he was found walking along I-25 near Trinidad.

Joshua Johnson was arrested on a first-degree murder charge for Whitelaw's death.

The murder trial was set to begin a few weeks ago - but the trial was delayed after a request by the defense.

He was set to appear in court Friday at 1 p.m. for a status hearing on his mental competency.

Per a minute order from the State Courts, the defense objected to the competency evaluation results and requested a second one.

That will happen and there will be another status hearing on June 30.

Previous Reporting:
Man accused of murdering a 17-year-old at a Colorado Springs Walgreens set to go to trial
Detectives say man charged is ‘the only one’ who could’ve killed teen in Walgreens stabbing
Docs: Teen asked not to work with coworker facing charges for her murder at Walgreens
Labor attorney raises concerns about handling of complaint before murder at Colorado Springs Walgreens

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