The accused gunman in a fatal shooting at Livingston High School has entered a not guilty plea in Sumter County Circuit Court.
32-year-old Telvin Gray was indicted in March for the Jan. 25, 2010, capital murder of his estranged wife, Starrick Gray, who was a special education teacher at LHS.
Gray pleaded not guilty by reason of mental defect.
"That's basically what he's claiming, that he's not guilty by reason of insanity," said District Attorney Greg Griggers. "They'll do an evaluation and a report will be presented back to the court, addressing not only his state of competency but also his level of competency at the time of the offense. And when we get that report back, we can address it."
Because of backlogs, Griggers says it could take several months for the evaluation results to be ready to present in court. Once they are available, he says they will be used to determine whether or not Gray is competent enough to stand trial.
As for the prosecution's case against Gray, Griggers says it is solid.
"I'm confident in my case. Very confident," Griggers said.