Case Continued for Suspect in Yale Doctor Killing | NBC Connecticut

Case Continued for Suspect in Yale Doctor Killing

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    Dr. Vajinder Toor was gunned down outside his Branford condo as he was getting ready to go to work on the morning of Monday, April 26.

    Dr. Lishan Wang, an unemployed doctor who previously worked with Toor, was taken into custody minutes after the shooting.

    Inside his car, they found a photo of Toor, a map to the Yale University physician’s home, a wig, a change of clothing, guns, ammunition and documents that referred to two additional doctors, police said.

    Wang and Toor worked together years earlier at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in New York and a workplace confrontation between the two led to Wang's dismissal.

    On Monday, a hearing was being held to determine if Wang is competent to stand trial. The case was continued to Dec. 20.

    New Haven Superior Court Judge Roland Fasano will hear testimony on whether Wang is able to understand the charges against him and assist in his defense. In August, Wang said he wanted to represent himself. He will not be representing himself, according to statements make in court.  

    Fasano ruled Wang incompetent in September and ordered a psychiatric evaluation, but believed treatment would return Wang to competency. He has been evaluated and it will be determined if he can effectively communicate with his attorneys.

    Wang, most recently of Marietta, Georgia, also fired at Toor's pregnant wife but missed, police said.

    You can read court documents here