Ohio school shooter still a long way from trial
Prosecutors and defense counsel for T.J. Lane, the Ohio teen accused of multiple counts of murder in the February 27 school shooting, met this week to discuss scheduling dates for trial. Defense lawyers asked for more time to prepare the case.
The defense told Judge David Fuhry that they were looking at the possibility of entering in a not guilty by reason of insanity case, which would change the nature of the case significantly. Instead of one trial on the facts, there would be a separate proceeding to determine Lane’s mental health.
Lane’s mental health is still being evaluated. His lawyers say he is scheduled to undergo an MRI and is also being treated for migraines and visual and auditory hallucinations. He will be examined by a neuropsychiatrist before the next court date of September 30, 2012.
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