Esteban Ruiz Santiago, an Iraq war veteran accused of opening fire in the baggage claim of Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and killing five people appears to be mentally capable of standing trial, according to U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom. Judge Bloom declined to require an evaluation of the defendant’s mental competency after Santiago’s lawyers claimed that he was taking anti-psychotic medication to treat schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.
Bloom also claimed that the trial, which is slated to begin in October, might be delayed.
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