The next court date against Joshua Hines, who is accused of killing his neighbor, is less than three weeks away after he was ruled competent to stand trial in October.
Hines, 24, is accused in the shooting death of his neighbor, Toni M. Ballard, in April. Police say Hines called 911 and informed the operator he shot his neighbor and might have killed her. He also told investigators the revolver recovered from his home was the murder weapon.
A competency hearing began in the case in September and was continued Oct. 28.