Mental evaluation of suspect in Yale killing could continue

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A team at a Connecticut hospital has asked a judge for an extension in their evaluation of a former doctor charged with killing a Yale University physician and deemed unfit for trial.

The New Haven Register reports Superior Court Judge Thomas O’Keefe Jr. is expected to grant the Connecticut Valley Hospital team’s request for a 90-day extension.

A competency hearing for 49-year-old Lishan Wang scheduled for Monday has been cancelled.

O’Keefe ruled in April that Wang wasn’t competent to stand trial after two mental health experts testified Wang is unable to rationally understand criminal proceedings or assist in his defense. The judge also will decide if Wang is competent to continue acting as his own attorney.

Wang is charged with murder in the shooting of Dr. Vajinder Toor outside Toor’s Branford home in April 2010.
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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

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