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WiDiamsoii Found Competent to Stand Trial Oct. 23
BY WENDY GOODMAN
HILLSBOROUGH - Judge Gordon
Battle ruled Monday in Orange County
Superior Court that double-murder sus
pect Wendell Williamson is competent to
stand trial. This ruling came following tes
timony by Williamson’s psychiatrist stat
ing he suffered from paranoid schizophre
At the arraignment, public defender
James Williams entered a not guilty by
reason of insanity plea for Williamson in
the two counts of first-degree murder and
Foolin' Around For Father's Pay
Former UNC basketball center Eric Montross (standing left) enjoys the show as former teammates Derrick Phelps and Pat Sullivan face off during a skills test at
the Eric Montross Father's Day Basketball Camp, held June 16-17 in the Dean E. Smith Center to benefit the N.C. Children's Hospital. See story on page 10A.
Interim Provost Won’t Seek Permanent Position
The reluctant administrator who will
take over as interim provost next month
has gained 15 straight years of administra-
most of his en
ergy on under
See Page 3
Richardson, the award-winning political
science professor, will take over Provost
Richard McConnick’sjob around July 15.
“I have pretty steadfastly declined ad
ministrative positions so the fact that this is
an interim position is a big part of it,”
Richardson said. “I am not going to be a
High Flyin' Dough
Nidal Mallah displays his pizza-tossing expertise as Filipo Tornetta looks on at
Sal's Pizza at 1800 E. Franklin St. Sal's has been in Chapel Hill for 15 years.
pleaded not guilty by
reason of insanity.
11 counts of assault
with intent to kill.
To effectively use
a plea of insanity,
Carl Fox said the
defense must show
to the “satisfaction
of the jury that
suffering from some
mental defect at the
time of the crime.”
over July 15.
candidate for the
from a family vaca
tion at Topsail
said he was sur
prised to learn he
had been appointed
interim provost in a
joint decision made
by outgoing Chan
cellor Paul Hardin
elect Michael Hooker. Hardin said he and
Hooker discussed the appointment and
Hooker interviewed several candidates
when he visited Chapel Hill “to get a fix on
year UNC law student is charged with the
Jan. 26 shooting deaths on Henderson
Street of UNC sophomore lacrosse player,
Kevin Reichardt, and Chapel Hill resi
dent, Ralph Walker.
Dt. Nicole Wolfe, Williamson’s psy
chiatrist at Dorothea Dix Hospital in Ra
leigh, testified that although Williamson
had been diagnosed as a paranoid schizo
phrenic he did understand the court pro
ceedings. She said he could communicate
with and understand his lawyers, an im
portant factor in determining his compe
tency to stand trial.
Fox said that the judge’s ruling did not
who the leaders are.”
Hooker did not want a candidate for the
permanent position in the interim post,
and said he would begin a nationwide
search as soon as he arrived in July. He said
he hopes to fill the position within a year.
Starting this week, Richardson said he
would attend all of McCormick’s meet
ings. Until McCormick departs in mid-
July, the two will work closely together so
Richardson can learn all he can.
McCormick said Richardson was well
prepared to serve as provost because of his
extensive knowledge of the University.
Richardson would be able to set anew
agenda if he wanted to, McCormick said.
“Where he places his emphasis will be up
to him,” McCormick said.
Richardson said he would work to com
Muslim Professor Appeals
Tenure Denial to Trustees
A professor who said he was denied
tenure because of his religious affiliation,
has taken his case to the Board ofTrustees.
Fred X Hall, an assistant professor of
sociology and mem
ber of the Nation of
Islam, was denied
tenure by his depart
ment in December,
and appealed to the
represents the chan
cellor, declined to
give Hall a hearing,
so he said he would
take it to the next
FRED X HALL said his
membership in the
Nation of Islam hurt his
“They flat out denied me appeal. I
thought they would at least give me a
hearing,” Hall said. “They used to just
After the surprise of the committee’s
announcement passed, Hall said he drafted
his appeal to the BOT and turned it in last
He said he expected to hear back from
the BOT by the time of their next sched
uled meeting, July 28.
Summer has set in with its usual severity.
Chapel Mill, North Caroliea
THURSDAY, JUNE 22,1995
conflict with the testimony ofWilliamson’s
psychiatrist because it was related to sepa
rate time references.
“There isn’t anything that says he is
incompetent to testify,” Fox said. “Based
upon his being medicated, the doctor indi
cated that he could work with and under
stand his lawyers, now.”
Wolfe also said that Williamson had
changed emotionally since she began ex
amining him April 21. She has examined
him three times each week since then, and
Williamson has also been placed on three
types of medication.
“He’s become more depressed and less
plete the work set in motion by Hardin and
McCormick, but that his “primary respon
sibility is to work with Hooker, to see what
he wants to go on in the University.”
Richardson came to UNC in 1969 and
served as chairman of the political science
department from 1975-80 and from 1985-
He proceeded to serve for one year as
acting associate vice president for academic
affairs in the UNC General Administra
tion, and then for three years as chairman
of the Faculty Bicentennial Observance.
Until it disbanded in April, Richardson
was on the search committee that nomi
nated Michael Hooker for chancellor.
Richardson said his role on the commit
tee that found Hooker “had no bearing on
me being chosen as acting provost.”
Brenda Kirby, secretary of the BOT,
said it took six weeks for the trustees to
process and hear a tenure appeal, so she
said she did not expect the trustees to call a
Madeline Levine, chairwoman of the
Slavic Languages department, is also chair
woman of the faculty hearings committee
that denied Hall a hearing.
Levine said she could not comment
because of state rules that keep personnel
matters confidential. “This is a personnel
matter,” she said. “We decided there was
no grounds for a hearing.”
When the sociology department con
sidered his bid for tenure in December,
Hall said two influential professors in the
department knew he was a member of the
Nation of Islam.
“Their awareness of that was a factor in
the denial,” he asserted. “What they said
to me is that I haven’t published enough.
“The response of my colleagues to my
overt membership in the Nation has been
mixed. I have noticed some coolness and
withdrawing within my department. I don’t
know if that’s par for the course for some
one who gets denied tenure.”
Until January, Hall said he tried to keep
quiet that he had been a member of the
Nation since the late 1980s. After he was
denied tenure, Hall made a public state-
See FRED X. Page 2A
psychotic,” she said.
Wolfe said that Williamson was now in
touch with the reality that he faced, and he
knew it was “grim.”
“He now realizes he’s killed two people, ”
she said. “His thinking around the time of
the offense has changed dramatically.”
Wolfe testified to several points that
were presented at a hearing June 9, where
Williams submitted an affidavit stating his
client was “actively suffering from para
noid schizophrenia" at the time of the
shootings and that they were a product of
his mental illness.
She also said Williamson believed he
Garbage Track Mishap
Claims Cyclist’s Life
A woman died Monday when her bi
cycle collided with a garbage truck at the
intersection of Cameron Avenue and
Pittsboro Street at approximately 7:30 a.m.
Diana Marcela Monroy Marquez, 23,
of Estes Drive was pronounced dead at the
scene of the accident when the UNC and
Chapel Hill police arrived, Lt. Angela
Cannon of the University Police said.
The garbage truck that hit Monroy
Marquez is owned by Waste Management
of Raleigh-Durham, with which the Uni
versity has a contract. Police had not re
leased the name of the driver at press time,
and officials at Waste Management would
not comment on the accident.
Monroy Marquez, originally ofßogata,
Columbia, was traveling east toward cam
pus, according to witnesses. The intersec
tion where the accident occurred is gener
ally busy with motorists, pedestrians and
bicyclists on their way to the campus.
“It’s really dangerous because it is al
most like ablind side forpedestrians,” said
Patrick Buckner, a member of Sigma Phi
Epsilon Fraternity which is located at the
comer of Cameron and Pittsboro.
“People don’t slow down or pedestrians
don’t pay attention and just give it a quick
glance before crossing.”
Some of the fraternity members were
awakened by the sound of the accident,
called 911 and took a blanket to emergency
medical workers. “I heard a noise that
sounded like a school bus screaming,”
Lethal Bike Accident on Edge of Campus
UNC Diana Marcela Monroy Marquez was biking
towarc * cam P us and was struck by a garbage
truck and killed instantly at the comer of Pittsboro
■Pf Street and Cameron Avenue Monday.
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was telepathic, heard voices and experi
enced various delusions. She said that these
delusions focused on people causing him
physical pain telepathically.
The 26-year-old native of Clyde, en
tered the courtroom in handcuffs and shack
les. He was seated near Reichardt’s la
crosse teammates, and Ralph Walker D3,
whose father was also killed in the shoot
The defense will be able to make addi
tional motions during a court date set for
The trial is slated to begin Oct. 23 in
Buckner said. “I looked out the window
and saw her, the waste management truck
and her bike there.”
Other students on their way to classes
witnessed the scene of the accident while
police were trying to determine what had
Jenn Halter, ajuniorfromKing’sMoun
tain, said she encountered the accident
scene shortly after it had occurred. She said
she passed the intersection daily and did
not realize the potential danger it presented.
“I fly through there a lot on my way to class
and never really pay attention,” she said.
Jeffery Obler, a UNC associate profes
sor ofpolitical science and a member of the
Chapel Hill Transportation Board, said he
hoped this would make people realize the
dangers many pedestrians and bicyclists
face on the streets.
“Many places around campus are diffi
cult to cross because the flow of traffic
never slows,” he said. “People have to
cross the road without protection.”
Obler said he thought people were too
often committed to the idea that the traffic
flow cannot be disturbed. “There are cer
tain parts of campus where it might be a
good idea to have a place where traffic
stops and its safe for people to cross.”
Obler said he believed this would be a
problem the transportation board would
discuss further. The victim had recently
moved to Chapel Hill from Durham where
she was affiliated with Integrated Labora
tory Systems. Cannon said no connection
between her and the University had been
drawn at this point.
INSIDE SECTION B
The Daily Tar Heel takes an in-depth
look at Michael Hooker, who will take
lover as UNO's eigth chancellor July 1.