Justin Thurber has reportedly been returned to Cowley County for a December 16, 2008 hearing to discuss the result of his competency hearing at Larned State Hospital. Thurber was taken to the mental hospital for an evaluation after a mental health professional hired by the defense found him to be incompetent to stand trial.
Additional information on Thurber’s transfer can be found at the following links:
January 5, 2009 will mark the second anniversary of Jodi’s death and Thurber has yet to answer to the charges against him.
Jodi’s friends and family are left to hope and pray that December 16th will bring a competent to stand trial decision and a trial date set for the very near future.