Judge orders mental competency evaluation for Stanley Vernon Majors; accused of killing neighbor

TULSA (AP) -- A Tulsa man facing first-degree murder and hate crime charges in the killing of his Lebanese neighbor has been ordered to undergo a mental competency examination.

Online court records show a district judge ordered the evaluation Wednesday for Stanley Majors and scheduled a Jan. 4 hearing.

Majors is also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and threatening a violent act in the Aug. 12 fatal shooting of 37-year-old Khalid Jabara.

Majors has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Authorities say Majors killed Jabara after bombarding him with racial insults as part of a feud with Jabara's family that lasted several years.

Court records show Majors' case was the 17th since 2008 in which Tulsa County prosecutors have filed a hate crime charge.

Jabara's death was the 39th homicide in Tulsa this year.

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