HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A doctor charged with murder in the killing of a Yale University physician is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal of a court ruling that said he could be forcibly medicated so he could stand trial.
Public defenders for Lishan Wang filed the request last week. They're also asking that the Connecticut Supreme Court ruling be put on hold until the nation's highest court decides on his appeal.
Wang argues forced medication to make him competent to stand trial would violate his constitutional rights. His lawyers say he has delusional disorder and paranoia.
The Chinese citizen is charged with killing Dr. Vajinder (vah-JIHN'-der) Toor in Branford, Connecticut, in 2010 and trying to kill Toor's pregnant wife. Authorities say the motive apparently was a workplace dispute at a New York hospital.