26yr. old convicted felon John Hernandez Felix is on trial for the murder of 2 Palm Springs police officers Lesley Zerebny and Jose “Gil” Vega, 63. He is charged with two counts of first-degree murder with the special circumstances and murder of a police officer in the line of duty.

After a preliminary hearing, the suspects understanding of the court proceedings is in question. Future hearings have been pushed back and a court appointed psychiatrist has been assigned.

Watch the local KMIR segment below as John Jimenez explains the procedure for suspending court proceedings based on a person’s competency.