Judge Rules Champaign County Boy Competent To Stand Trial In Death Of His Father's Girlfriend

Jun 17, 2017

A photo of the Valley Pike home where authorities say Heidi Taylor was killed

A Champaign County juvenile court judge says the 14-year-old boy accused of killing his father's girlfriend is competent to  stand trial.  

Donovan Nicholas currently faces delinquency counts of aggravated murder and murder in the April 6 slaying of 40-year-old Heidi Taylor at a Mad River Township home.  Nicholas told a 911 dispatcher an alternate personality was  responsible. His attorney admits the teen has mental health issues.