The suspect in the fatal crash during Oklahoma State University’s Oct. 24 homecoming parade indicated she doesn’t understand why she is in jail, believes the year to be 2016 and responded to questions with “inappropriate religious references.” The psychologist who evaluated Adacia Chambers at her defense attorney’s request said his preliminary impression is she has bipolar disorder and has signs of “severe mental illness which would impair her competency.” “During my assessment of Ms. Chambers, it was readily apparent that she was acutely psychotic with labile mood,” Dr. Shawn Roberson wrote of his 90-minute evaluation, referencing an emotional instability. “Ms. Chambers suggested that she was currently ‘talking to Jesus’ and suggested that I was Jesus,” Roberson said in the report, dated Nov. 1. “She then digressed into an explanation about how she was to marry ‘Jesus’ and ‘God.’ Shortly thereafter she began crying hysterically, saying ‘I miss Jesus.’” Based on Roberson’s evaluation, Chambers’ attorney has filed a court document saying he believes she is incompetent to stand trial. Chambers, a 25-year-old Stillwater resident, on Wednesday was charged with four counts of second-degree murder, each punishable by a sentence of 10 years up to life in prison. She also is charged with 46 counts of assault and battery with means likely to produce death — one count for each of the others injured after a 2014 Hyundai Elantra, reportedly driven by Chambers, drove through a crowd at the intersection of Hall of Fame Avenue and Main Street. Roberson concluded in his report that Chambers is unable to consistently understand the accusations against her and appeared unconcerned about being incarcerated.
OSU crash suspect shows signs of 'severe mental illness,' psych evaluation says
Tulsa World | Nov 5