MAUI, Hawaii -- Three mental health professionals are expected to testify Aug. 5 on whether a Santa Cruz man is mentally competent to stand trial in the murder of a Santa Cruz assistant city attorney.

Gerald Galaway, 40, is accused of killing Celestial Dove Cassman of Santa Cruz while the pair vacationed on Maui in September 2011.

Wailuku County prosecutor John Kim said Galaway remains charged with murder and in a Maui jail. Galaway's case has been delayed because he switched defense attorneys twice and has been reviewed by mental health professionals about his mental competency.

In 2012, Galaway pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter and kidnapping but later withdrew those pleas.Cassman, 35, was found dead under a tree off a Maui highway on Sept. 1, 2011.

An autopsy showed that she had been strangled, and Galaway fled from police that day by jumping from a cliff into the ocean.