Man Charged in Murder of Yale Physician Found Incompetent to Stand Trial

A former doctor charged with killing a Yale University physician has been found incompetent to stand trial, according to the clerk at New Haven Superior Court.

New Haven Superior Court Judge Thomas O'Keefe Jr. on Tuesday found that 49-year-old Lishan Wang, who represented himself at the hearing, should be sent to Connecticut Valley Hospital for treatment. He is due back in court in May.

The Hartford Courant reports the ruling came after two mental health experts testified Monday that Wang is unable to rationally understand criminal proceedings or to assist in his defense.

Wang is charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Dr. Vajinder Toor outside Toor's Branford home in April 2010. Police say the shooting stemmed from a dispute the men had two years earlier while working together at a New York City hospital.

Wang's next hearing is scheduled for May 21.

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