Judge sends Fla. shooting suspect to hospital

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Posted: Jan 04, 2010 3:05 PM

A man charged with killing a former colleague and wounding five others in a rampage at an Orlando engineering firm has been declared incompetent to stand trial for the time being.

A Florida judge on Monday ordered Jason Rodriguez to a state mental hospital after three psychiatrists and a psychologist testified that he needs treatment before his case can proceed in court.

Rodriguez is charged with first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder.

His public defender, Bob Wesley, says Rodriguez understands what is happening in court, but he doesn't understand why it's happening to him. According to police documents, Rodriguez's mental health had been declining two years before the office shooting in November.

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Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com