Man Accused of Shooting Amtrak Conductor Declared Unfit for Trial

Today a judge declared Edward Klein mentally unfit to stand trial.

The 79-year-old Wisconsin man is accused of shooting an Amtrak conductor in Naperville on May 18..

Klein appeared in court today where a judge read over a statement from a doctor who says she believes Klein is suffering from a major neurocognitive disorder, possibly Alzheimer’s disease.

She says Klein is not oriented in time, place or situation and would be unable to recall details in his defense.

The judge set a discharge hearing for December 18.

Prosecutors say at that hearing, Klein could be acquitted, declared not guilty by reason of insanity, or declared not not guilty due to being unable to stand trial.

Depending on that decision Klein could be involuntarily committed to a mental facility for up to two years. He is currently in police custody.

Amtrak Conductor Michael Case was critically injured when he was shot in the abdomen.

Case was hospitalized at Edward hospital for 10 weeks before going home to continue his recovery.

Naperville News 17’s Beth Bria reports.

 

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