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Judge: Suspect in Yale doctor's death competent for trial

A judge ruled Monday that a doctor being forcibly medicated to treat his mental illness is now competent to stand trial for the killing of a Yale University physician.

Judge Thomas O'Keefe Jr. also rejected Lishan Wang's request that he be allowed to act as his own attorney in the case.

The Chinese citizen from Beijing is charged with murder in the 2010 killing of Dr. Vajinder Toor and with attempted murder for allegedly shooting at Toor's pregnant wife outside the couple's Branford home. Toor's wife wasn't injured.

Authorities said the shooting appeared to stem from a 2008 workplace dispute Wang had with Toor and other doctors when they worked together at...