ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The man charged with murdering a security guard at an Albuquerque hotel has been ruled competent to stand trial. Donovan Bookout is accused of murdering Daniel “Heath” Mora at the Ambassador Inn last January.
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Police say he led them on a chase where they fired at Bookout, but he was not hit. While Bookout’s attorney questioned his competency, a judge ruled him competent to stand trial after an evaluation.
Bookout has a long, violent history. Back in 2015, he was accused of getting violent with his dad when he refused to activate his cell phone, chased his parents with a gun, fled from police, carjacked a woman, and then crashed. He was already a convicted felon at the time.
Judge Brianna Zamora ruled him incompetent to stand trial in that case.