Tyrone Thompson

Tyrone Thompson leaves the courtroom after a circuit judge set his capital murder case for trial. (Kirsten Fiscus / The Anniston Star)

A Calhoun County judge on Wednesday set a trial date for a man charged in the 2011 death of a Wellborn teacher.

On Wednesday, Circuit Judge Debra Jones moved to set the nearly seven-year-old case for trial. According to previous hearings, there have been questions about Thompson’s competency to stand trial.

Jones set the case to go to trial in late September.

“Taking into account the schedules of the attorneys and this court’s schedule, Sept. 24 is the last week I can plan for a two-week capital murder trial.” Jones said.

Fred Lawton, one of Thompson’s attorneys, said he and attorneys Nancy Vernon and Warren Freemen should be able to meet that deadline.

“We’ve talked with all of our experts,” Lawton said. “If everything falls into place, we can meet that.”

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