Doctors: Sha not competent for trial for Purdue roommate’s murder
Judge expects to rule quickly, after records show former Purdue student – accused of October 2022 killing of his McCutcheon Hall roommate – was delusional, told a professor he was a CIA operative
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DOCTORS: SHA NOT COMPETENT FOR TRIAL FOR PURDUE ROOMMATE’S MURDER
Two court appointed doctors testified Friday that they believed Ji Min “Jimmy” Sha wasn’t competent to stand trial for murder in the Oct. 5 stabbing death of his roommate, Purdue senior Varun Chheda, in their McCutcheon Hall dorm room.
Sha’s attorney Kyle Cray, questioning in court documents filed in 2022 whether Sha could stand trial and in advance of plans to use an insanity defense, had written concerns that Sha’s “perception of reality and mental state” existed before Chheda’s death. Cray referred in a court filing to “documents and a multitude of statement asserting (Sha’s) belief he is extensively involved in international espionage and is a former CIA operative.”
Friday was the first time details of those came out in court, with the medical examinations still marked confidential in court records.