CANAL WINCHESTER, Ohio (AP) — A man who authorities say deliberately drove into an Ohio hospital entrance, killing two people, has been found competent to stand trial on aggravated murder charges.
A judge issued the hearing Tuesday after reviewing the results of a second psychiatric evaluation for Raymond Leiendecker, 46, of Baltimore, Ohio. The second evaluation was ordered after defense lawyers cited what they said were inconsistencies with the first evaluation, which had also found Leiendecker competent.READ MORE: WalletHub: Pennsylvania Among Least Safe States During Pandemic
Authorities have said Leiendecker had undergone a psychological evaluation at the Diley Ridge Medical Center in Canal Winchester on Sept. 13, 2019, before driving a pickup truck into the emergency department entrance. One man died at the scene, while another victim died about a week later.READ MORE: Heinz Field COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Adding More Appointments
A trial date has not yet been set. Besides the two aggravated murder charges, Leiendecker also faces two murder counts and a vandalism charge.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania Department Of Health Says Flu Activity Across State Remains Low
(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)