DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a mental competency evaluation of an Ohio man charged in a Veterans Affairs hospital shooting that wounded one man.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Rose agreed Thursday with defense requests for evaluation of 59-year-old Neil Moore. Moore has been held without bond since the May 5 shooting at the Dayton VA medical center.
Moore’s attorney Frank Malocu (mah-LUK’) says Moore has a history of mental illness. He says the results of the mental examinations will help determine defense plans.
It’s not known how long the evaluations will take.
The resident of suburban Trotwood is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and use of a deadly weapon during the commission of a violent crime. A worker was wounded in an ankle.