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Defense Attorney Ruled Competent to Stand Trial in Braylee Henrey Murder Case

The defense attorney for a convenience store clerk accused of the murder of a 16-year-old Stephens County girl last summer has been ruled competent to stand trial.
The defense attorney for a convenience store clerk accused of the murder of a 16-year-old Stephens County girl last summer has been ruled competent to stand trial.

The attorney for Miles Bench had filed for a competency exam and jury trial on competency last November, but according to court records today withdrew the request and announced bench is now competent to trial.

The judge lifted the stay on proceedings issued while the competency question was pending and set Bench's arraignment on first degree murder for September 5th.

Bench is charged with the first degree murder of Velma High School sophomore Braylee Henry. Police say Braylee had gone to the store for a soda last June when she was attacked by Bench. The autopsy revealed she died from blunt force trauma to the head. Her body was found in a field near Bench's grandparents home.

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