Mistrial in Beaumont murder case - 12 News KBMT and K-JAC. News, Weather and Sports for SE Texas

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.

Powered by WorldNow

Newsroom: (409) 838-1212
Front Desk: (409) 833-7512
News Fax: (409) 981-1564
News Email: 12News@kbmt12.com

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KBMT. All Rights Reserved.
Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.