Suspect in June shooting near Hope College found competent to stand trial




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  • 2022-09-26 19:17:19Z
  • By The Holland Sentinel

HOLLAND - The suspect in a June homicide in Holland was found competent to stand trial during a hearing last week.

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A competency hearing for Cinecca Dequan Madison, 19, was held at the 58th District Court in Holland on Thursday, Sept. 22.

A report from Michelle Hill, a psychologist at the Michigan Center for Forensic Psychiatry, was presented as evidence during the hearing. In her report, Hill found Madison able to understand the proceedings against him and able to "assist his defense in a rational manner."

Judge Juanita Bocanegra found Madison competent to stand trial and ruled that court proceedings against him will continue. Madison's next scheduled court date is a preliminary hearing Thursday, Oct. 20.

Madison was arraigned in June on one count of open murder, one count of assault with intent to commit murder and two counts of felony firearm stemming from a shooting June 1.

Police on the scene of a shooting in Holland on Wednesday, June 1.
Police on the scene of a shooting in Holland on Wednesday, June 1.  

The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. on College Avenue between 16th Street and 17th Street, where Antory Burrell, 19, and Demontae Knight, Jr., 18, were riding their bikes. Court documents state Burrell was shot four times and Knight was shot six or seven times.

Burrell was pronounced dead at Holland Hospital, while Knight was transported to Grand Rapids for surgery and survived. In an interview with police, Knight said he pretended to be dead in order to avoid being shot again.

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According to transcripts, Madison called 911, saying he was with the victims when the shooting happened. Detectives used a clothing description to identify Madison as the suspected shooter. The firearm used in the event was found in a Holland apartment where Madison's sister lives.

Madison was charged with misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor disturbing the peace in 2021, according to court records. The assault charge was dismissed and he pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace.

- Contact reporter Mitchell Boatman at mboatman@hollandsentinel.com. Follow him on Twitter @SentinelMitch.

This article originally appeared on The Holland Sentinel: Suspect in June shooting near Hope College found competent to stand trial

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