Court to Hear Forced Medication Appeal in Doctor Murder Case

The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a doctor charged with killing a Yale University physician can be medicated against his will so he can be competent to stand trial. 

A prosecutor and a public defender for Lishan Wang are set to go before the court today. 

A trial court judge last year ruled that Wang was not competent to stand trial and should be given antipsychotic medications by force.

Wang appealed, insisting he's competent and doesn't need medication and wrote in a letter to The New Haven Register, in which he said he believes he is competent, and being forced to medicate "will compromise my mental status" at trial.

Wang, a Chinese citizen from Beijing, is charged with fatally shooting Dr. Vajinder Toor outside Toor's Branford home in 2010. 

Authorities said the shooting appeared to stem from a 2008 dispute Wang had with Toor and other doctors when they worked at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in New York City. 

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