AUSTIN, Texas – A judge will determine the sanity of the suspect accused of stabbing and killing a University of Texas student in 2017.
- Trial without jury
- Accused of killing UT freshman
- Judge will determine sanity of suspect
Krendrex White is believed to have stabbed four people on campus in May 2017, leaving freshman Harrison Brown dead.
White’s lawyers hired mental health experts to examine him. In March he pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
Travis County Judge Tamara Needles will determine the sanity and competency of White. The case will not have a jury at the trial set for the week of December 10.
During police interrogations, White said he had no memory of the attack and that “If I did something I don’t remember then I want to be told.” He told officers he bought the knife used in the attack several days before he used it in May.
Brown was stabbed to death outside of UT’s Gregory Gymnasium. The 19-year-old victim was from Graham, Texas.
The mother of the student killed said she was given the blood-covered backpack Brown was wearing the day he died. Inside the backpack she found a piece of paper with a list of the accomplishments the student would like to make.
"I feel pretty sure these were his last thoughts or goals before that day that he was murdered, and the last one is 'be happy,'" said Lori Brown.