Competency trial for man charged in teen's death

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) - A competency trial is scheduled for a Velma man charged with killing a Velma teenager in 2012.

The Lawton Constitution reports ( ) the trial is to begin Monday in Stephens County District Court for 23-year-old Miles Sterling Bench.

Bench is charged with first-degree murder in the June 2012 death of 16-year-old Braylee Henry. Defense attorneys asked for the competency exam to determine if he is fit to stand trial.

Prosecutors say Bench killed Henry after she stopped to buy gas at the convenience store where Bench worked. Her body was found in a pasture in Velma near the home of Bench's grandparents, where Bench was living at the time.

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