The man accused in a 2009 downtown Orlando shooting spree that left one dead and five others wounded is competent to stand trial, according to Orange-Osceola Chief Judge Belvin Perry.
Attorneys for Jason Rodriguez, 43, must tell the court by Oct. 9 whether their client intends to rely on an insanity defense at trial. Previous evaluations have found Rodriguez incompetent to proceed in the case. Judge Perry based his decision on a recent hearing and mental evaluation.
Rodriguez faces charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.