Mistrial declared in Beaumont murder case, defendant declared incompetent to stand trial

A mistrial has been declared after a 10-day break in the trial of a Beaumont man accused of shooting his girlfriend to death last year.

Clevert Tyler, 40, of Beaumont, is accused of murdering Sheila Vallian, 42, of Beaumont, last June. Police say Tyler confessed to the shooting, but later pleaded not guilty in the case.

The trial was delayed after Tyler had an outburst in the courtroom earlier this month.

Beaumont psychiatrist Dr. Edward Grippon declared Tyler incompetent to stand trial. Prosecutors then hired psychologist Dr. Dan Roberts to evaluate Tyler.

Dr. Roberts also found Tyler incompetent saying he had paranoia and had disorganized thoughts.

Tyler will now go to a state treatment facility for 120 days. A hearing will then be held to see if Tyler is competent for a new trial.


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