Man Charged In Wayne State Police Officer’s Murder ‘Incompetent’ For Trial

DETROIT (WWJ) – The man charged with the murder of Wayne State University Police Sergeant Collin Rose will get further psychiatric treatment.

Another competency exam was ordered at a hearing Thursday for 60-year-old Raymond Durham, who had already received months of mental health care.

Durham’s defense attorney Gabi Silver said her client is still incompetent for trial and needs more time to prepare.

“He has to be able to, not only understand the charges against him, but he has to be able to rationally discuss it with his lawyer — and he can’t do that at this point,” Silver told WWJ’s Mike Campbell and other reporters. “Based on my conversation with him he is not, and the forensic center finds the same thing.”

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Raymond Durham (police handout)

Silver said there will be another review hearing in another 90 days to determine if he’s competent to stand trial on the charges in February of next year.

Durham is accused of shooting two Detroit police officers March 15 near Ash and Tillman on Detroit’s southwest side. One officer was shot in the neck; the other in the ankle, and body armor stopped two bullets to the chest. He was taken into custody after a two-hour manhunt that night and taken to a local hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds he sustained when police returned fire.

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Officer Collin Rose (Credit: WSUPD)

Durham is also charged in the slaying of Sgt. Rose, who was gunned down while on patrol in Detroit last November.

Rose, 29, was shot in the head while attempting to stop a man near Wayne State’s campus. The five-year veteran of the department, who worked in the canine unit, had just radioed to say he was investigating possible thefts of navigation systems from cars and SUVs when he was killed.

DNA, police said, found on a flashlight collected by investigators at the murder scene matches Durham.

Durham is facing multiple charges including first degree premeditated murder, murder of a peace officer, possession of a firearm by a felon, and felony firearm. He faces mandatory life in prison without parole if convicted as charged.

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