• Driver in death case once again declared incompetent for trial

    Deborah King, the driver charged with murder in the death of Joel Woods of Pacific Grove, has been deemed once again to be incompetent for trial, according to Steve Somers, prosecutor in the case.

    It is expected that on Friday, February 27, she will be referred to a state hospital for treatment. The case is therefore technically suspended until she is deemed competent, which Somers says could be in as few as six months.

    King is alleged to have been driving under the influence of drugs when she struck and killed Joel Woods as he stood near his vehicle on Forest Avenue in front of Pacific Grove Middle School on September 2, 2008.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on February 27, 2009

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