Judge rules Randall Mays competent to be executed for HCSO murders

HENDERSON COUNTY - A man on death row convicted of killing two Henderson County Sheriff's Deputies has been found competent to be executed, according to a judge's ruling filed Oct. 2 

Randall Mays Mays was convicted in the 2007 murders of Henderson County Sheriff deputies Tony Ogburn and Paul Habelt after a standoff on his property -- something he openly admitted to following his arrest.

He was scheduled to be put to death in March 2015; however just two days before he was set to die by lethal injection, Mays won a reprieve from the state's highest criminal appeals court.

That hearing took place Sept. 9-12, 2017, where the Court heard and considered all of the sworn testimony of witnesses, exhibits, depositions, expert reports, briefs from both parties and arguments of counsel.

The Court concluded that Mays failed to meet the burden of proof and is competent to be executed. 

No execution date has been scheduled.

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