Judge orders competency review for Fort Colville suspect

Judge orders competency review for Fort Colville suspect

Judge orders competency review for Fort Colville suspect

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 11:53 AM

COLVILLE, Wash. -- A judge signed paperwork Monday to order an 11-year-old Fort Colville student to undergo a competency review. The fifth grade student already pleaded not guilty to plotting an attack at Fort Colville Elementary School.

Lawyers asked that the boy undergo a competency review before the case moves forward.

Prosecutors charged the 11-year-old with Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder, Tamper with a Witness, and Juvenile in Possession of a Firearm.

Another fifth grade suspect pleaded guilty to the same charges during their last court hearing. Court documents showed that he will be sentenced May 7th.

Court documents said that both boys confessed to plotting to harm seven of their classmates, including one of the boy's girlfriends. Police said that the boys brought a knife, a gun, and ammunition to Fort Colville Elementary School to kill their classmates. The plan was foiled when another student saw a knife fall from one of the suspect’s backpacks while getting off the school bus. The boy told school staff who search the students’ backpacks and found the weapons.

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