Mental exam set for West Allis man accused of shooting Amtrak conductor
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago judge has ordered a mental fitness evaluation for a Wisconsin man charged with shooting and seriously injuring an Amtrak conductor.
The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2rGPP9j ) 79-year-old Edward Klein's public defender told the DuPage County judge Thursday that she has "bona fide doubt" of the West Allis man's mental fitness.
Klein is held on $1.5 million bail and charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery. Officials say he shot the conductor May 16 because he wasn't allowed to disembark early at a suburban Chicago stop.
The newspaper reports that when the judge ordered the examination Klein said: "do what you have to do, sir."
The judge set a June 28 court date in hopes of having a report from the doctor who will evaluate Klein.
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