Cody Flores, the 17-year-old Shamrock Shores teen accused in the Sept. 17 shooting deaths of his father and stepmother, has been indicted for capital murder and also has been found competent for trial, 35th District Court records show.
    The November session of the Brown County Grand Jury returned the indictment Nov. 21, court records show. Also on Nov. 21, District Judge Steve Ellis signed an order finding Flores is competent. The order is based on Ellis’ review of a psychiatric evaluation by Dr. Harold Scott.
    Flores has been jailed since Sept. 17 in the shooting deaths of his father, Abuith Adrian Flores, 42, and his stepmother, Ophelia Lucio, 53. The two were shot with a .22 caliber rifle as they slept in their bed, sheriff’s officials have said, and Flores was arrested on a warrant for capital murder of multiple persons.
    Ellis ordered a competency exam when Flores appeared in court in October. Flores’ court-appointed attorney, Tommy Adams, asked Ellis at that hearing to reduce Flores’ $500,000 bond, saying the bond is excessive and beyond Flores’ financial means. Ellis took no action on the request but ordered the competency exam.
    Flores called 9-1-1 and said his father and mother had been shot in a home invasion, sheriff’s investigators have said, but he allegedly confessed a short time later to shooting the two.
    Flores told investigators he was upset because his father would not allow him to move in with his grandmother and had been thinking about committing the murders for the previous two weeks, investigators have said.