OGDEN -- Charles Richard Jennings, 35, accused of shooting his father-in-law in church on Father's Day was found competent to stand trial during a hearing in Second District Court on Monday.
Judge Michael Lyon presided over the proceeding Monday, at which Jennings was found, following the completion of mental health evaluations by two professionals in the field, competent to stand trial.
A status conference was set for Oct. 3.
Charles Richard "Ricky" Jennings Jr., 35, is charged with attempted murder and two counts each of aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery, all first-degree felonies, plus possession of a firearm by a restricted person, a second-degree felony.
According to previous reports, police and parishioners say Jennings fired one shot into the back of the head of 66-year-old James Evans during a Mass at St. James the Just Catholic Church on the north end of Harrison Boulevard on June 16.
Evans survived and Jennings fled, stealing a truck, according to the allegations, which ran out of gas in Box Elder County, where police caught up with him.
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