Competency hearing underway for suspected church shooter Daniel Schooler

UPDATE @11:15 a.m.

A witness testified on behalf of the defense and told the court Schooler is not competent to stand trial.

However a third witness described Daniel Schooler as rational with all proper memory and mental functioning. He said Schooler does not have fixed delusions and functions well.

Competency hearing taking place

EARLIER REPORT

A competency hearing is underway for Daniel Schooler, the man accused of shooting his brother, Rev. William Schooler, to death last February in a Dayton church.

Daniel Schooler is charged with one count of aggravated murder, two counts of murder, two counts felonious assault and two counts of having weapons while under disability.

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Daniel Schooler is accused of shooting his brother in an office at the St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church on Nancy Street on Feb. 28.

During today’s hearing the judge listened to testimony and could decide whether the defendant is competent to stand trial.

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