Psych Tests Ordered In Ohio School Shootings Case

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Updated Tue, Feb 12, 2013 4:47 pm

A judge has ordered psychiatric testing for an 18-year-old charged with shooting three students to death at a northeast Ohio high school.

Attorneys for both sides want the testing to determine if T.J. Lane is competent to stand trial. Judge David Fuhry's order was posted on the court docket Tuesday in Chardon.

Before the case went to adult court last year, a juvenile court judge ruled that Lane was mentally competent despite evidence that he suffers from hallucinations, psychosis and fantasies.

No trial date has been set.

Prosecutors say Lane fired 10 shots at a group of students in the Chardon High School cafeteria last February. He was at the school waiting for a bus to his alternative school.

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