The Barber Tragedy: More than three years after the horrible event that left the Diesel Barbershop on Bandera Road covered in blood, Damion Campbell returned to the legal spotlight as part of the sad history of a terrible crime. Campbell is now facing the severe charges of murder and aggravated attack hanging over him since May 6, 2020. He is of sound mind and able to stand trial.
Helle Jae O’Regan, who was only 20 years old then, carefully followed the business rules when Campbell walked into the barbershop as it closed down. His request for a meeting, which started out as a simple request, quickly changed into a horrifying picture of death. As the workers at the barbershop gathered to help, Campbell is said to have started insulting them. Although two workers barely avoided being hit by him, O’Regan was hit the hardest and died from her injuries, becoming a sad victim.
According to online court records, Campbell’s legal story changed in February after he asked for a competence hearing. As of last Friday, there was a hearing to set the trial date inside the fancy walls of the 186th District Court. This hearing decided whether or not he was fit to stand trial.
At the request of both sides, the case was put off so that it would be easier to call witnesses from outside the state. Judge Kristina Escalona said this case was critical and wanted things done quickly. She is always dedicated to doing what is right. She said she would watch the trial in the first few months of the following year to show she was determined to escape this legal mess.
During the 30 days before the parties have to go back to their courtroom, the state of the case must be reviewed, and the official start date of the trial must be set. Judge Escalona told them to do this even more.
Campbell is legally bound because he is being charged with murder and two counts of aggravated attack, both carrying the added charge of having a dangerous weapon. In particular, Campbell’s defence team said they were going to use the “insanity” defence and would show proof that Campbell’s mental health was terrible at the time of the crime. Campbell would be locked up in a state hospital if he was found not guilty because he was insane. He would probably spend the rest of his life in jail if he were found guilty.