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Competency Hearing Continued in Yale Doctor's Killing

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A New Haven Superior Court judge has continued a hearing on whether a doctor is competent to stand trial on allegations he killed a Yale University physician he once worked with.

A judge on Monday continued the hearing until Dec. 20 on whether Dr. Lishan Wang understands the charges against him and can assist in his defense. Fasano ruled Wang incompetent in September and ordered a psychiatric evaluation, but believed treatment would return Wang to competency.

Wang’s attorney said an evaluation was done but he wants an outside consultant to observe communications between Wang and his lawyers.

Wang, most recently of Marietta, Ga., is accused of fatally shooting Dr. Vajinder Toor last April outside Toor’s home in Branford.

Confrontations with Toor and others at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in New York led to Wang’s dismissal two years ago.

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