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The woman charged with driving into a crowd and killing four people during the Oklahoma State homecoming parade has been found competent to stand trial.

A Payne County judge issued the ruling in the case of 25-year-old Adacia Chambers after receiving a report on her competency. Chambers had been sent to the Oklahoma Forensic Center to determine whether she understood the charges and could assist in her defense.

Defense attorney Tony Coleman has said Chambers is mentally ill and he requested a report by a psychologist who found that she was mentally ill.

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Malian student Assoumane Maiga about the situation in his country after the deadly hotel attack last Friday. Maiga's wife and family live in Bamako.

Maiga is a postdoctoral student at Oklahoma State University.



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After weeks of publicity, a judge has issued a gag order in the case of the woman suspected of driving her car into a crowd of spectators at the Oklahoma State University Homecoming Parade.

Adacia Avery Chambers made her second appearance in court to be arraigned on four counts of second degree murder and 46 counts of assault, but while she was there, District Judge Louis Duel also ruled on motions filed by the prosecution.


Logan County Associate District Judge Louis A. Duel will replace Payne County Judge Katherine Thomas in the case against Adacia Avery Chambers. Chambers is accused of driving  her car into a crowd of spectators at Oklahoma State University's Homecoming Parade on October 24, 2015.  Four people died in the crash, and dozens of others were injured. 

In a Monday court filing, Thomas says she is personally acquainted with one of the individuals identified as a victim and wishes to recuse herself to avoid questions of impartiality.


Victims, survivors, and first responders of the OSU homecoming parade crash were honored and remembered at Tuesday's memorial service at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater.

OSU President Burns Hargis encouraged attendees to honor the victims of the tragedy by focusing on the future.

"Our response must be to honor their lives with our lives. This tragedy can be a catalyst for us to embrace each other, to love each other more, to encourage the best in us all."

Stillwater Police Department

A woman accused of purposely driving around a barricade and over a police motorcycle before crashing into spectators at Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade has been formally charged with four counts of second-degree murder and 46 counts of felony assault.

Payne County District Attorney Laura Thomas filed formal charges Wednesday against 25-year-old Adacia Chambers of Stillwater.

Chambers has remained jailed in Stillwater on $1 million bond since the Oct. 24 crash. A judge ordered a psychological evaluation.

The Daily O'Collegian

The recent tragedy at the Oklahoma State University homecoming spread a wave of grief across the state as Oklahomans mourned the death of four people, including a two-year-old boy. But for some, these recent events sparked memories from years past of another homecoming nightmare.

Area residents are showing their respects for those hurt at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade by placing cards, flowers and stuffed animals at the corner of Hall of Fame Avenue and Main Street.

“These materials created and left by Stillwater residents, OSU students and our many visitors are important to all of us,” said Ammie Bryant, director for the Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History. “They are a physical representation of how our community has pulled together in this crisis.”

Oklahoma State University and the City of Stillwater will host a memorial service honoring victims, survivors and first responders of Saturday's homecoming parade crash that killed four people and injured dozens more.

The school and city announced the service would be Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. in Gallagher-Iba Arena on the Stillwater campus.

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After a weekend of the rampant rumor mill, it was a day that people were hoping to get answers. The woman suspected of driving her car into a crowd of people at Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade made her first appearance in court, but people left with a lot more questions than those that got answered.