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Teen to be moved to La. mental hospital

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NEW ORLEANS (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A Louisiana juvenile judge has found Marshall Coulter, a teenager wounded by a Marigny homeowner last year, incompetent to stand trial on burglaries that occurred before and after the shooting, a Louisiana juvenile court judge has ruled.

Coulter, now 15, will be moved to a state hospital.

Orleans Parish Juvenile Judge Candice Bates-Anderson said in this past week's ruling that Coulter will undergo treatment as part of a restorative process, and doctors will evaluate him again in the coming months to see if he has improved enough to face the criminal charges against him.

Bates-Anderson issued the order after considering the medical opinions of three different doctors who evaluated Coulter.


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