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Downtown Orlando shooter competent to stand trial

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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.

Click here to read more on this story by Orlando Sentinel reporter Jeff Weiner.


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