Man charged in Yale doctor killing faces competency review

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A former doctor charged with killing a Yale University physician will undergo a psychological review to see if he remains competent to represent himself at trial.

New Haven Superior Court Judge Thomas O’Keefe Jr. said Tuesday he will hold a competency hearing in early April in the case of 49-year-old Lishan Wang, a Chinese citizen, after Wang meets with mental health experts.

Wang is charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Dr. Vajinder (vah-JIN’-der) Toor outside Toor’s Branford home in April 2010. Police say the shooting stemmed from a dispute the men had two years earlier while working together at a New York City hospital.

The New Haven Register reports that public defenders think Wang is mentally ill and are urging O’Keefe to terminate Wang’s self-representation.

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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

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