January 30, 2009 in Idaho

Judge to decide if Delling is fit for trial

Associated Press
 

BOISE — A district judge will submit a written decision on whether 23-year-old John Delling is competent to stand trial in the shooting death of a Boise man police say he met while playing video games online.

Fourth District Judge Deborah Bail indicated during a hearing Friday she will allow Delling to go to trial after two mental health experts testified this week he was mentally competent

Delling is charged with first-degree murder charge in shooting death of Bradley Morse in Boise. He is also charged in Latah County with the fatal shooting of University of Idaho student David Boss, his former high school classmate.

Last year, Bail twice deemed Delling unfit for trial.

This week, psychologists who have been observing Delling for a year testified he has improved in the past eight months with medication to treat his paranoid schizophrenia.

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