April 22, 2013 at 12:43 PM
11-year-old to get mental evaluation in alleged plot to kill classmate
COLVILLE (AP) — The attorney for an 11-year-old Colville boy accused of plotting to kill a classmate has filed a motion to have the boy’s mental competency evaluated.
The motion was granted by a judge on Monday and the boy will be evaluated by doctors at Eastern State Hospital. The tests will evaluate the boy’s sanity and his fitness to stand trial.
The Spokesman-Review reported the hospital will provide an update to the court by May 13.
The boy has been charged with conspiring to kill a classmate and tampering with a witness.
A 10-year-old accomplice pleaded guilty to the same charges April 8.
The two fifth-grade boys were arrested Feb. 7 after officials at Fort Colville Elementary School discovered them trying to sneak a gun and knife into their school.
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