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Thomas Mosley determined incompetent to proceed
In mid-October, after reviewing the experts’ reports, the trial court determined Thomas Mosley is incompetent to proceed with his case and ordered him involuntarily committed.
As TFDP previously covered, the State of Florida is seeking the death penalty against Thomas Mosley for killing his 2-year-old son as well as the child’s mother. The State filed its Notice of Intent to Seek the Death Penalty on April 27. The case is pending in Pinellas County.
In September and October, Mosley was examined by experts for purposes of determining his competency. After evaluation, experts appointed by the State opined that Mosley should be involuntarily committed to a secure psychiatric facility because he is a threat to himself and others.
In mid-October, after reviewing the experts’ reports, the trial court determined Mosley is incompetent to proceed with his case.
The Court further determined that Mosley met the criteria for involuntary commitment and that “[t]here is a substantial probability that the mental illness causing [Mosley’s] incompetence will respond to treatment and [Mosley] will regain competency to proceed in the reasonably foreseeable future.”
Accordingly, the Court stayed all proceedings and ordered Mosley committed to the Department of Children and Families.
The full Order can be downloaded here.
TFDP Prior Coverage of Mosley’s Case
State seeks death against Mosley