FLORENCE, S.C. – A lawyer for a South Carolina teenager accused of plotting to blow up his high school says a psychiatrist has determined his client is competent to stand trial.
Defense attorney Michael Meetze says in court papers filed Thursday that the psychiatrist examined 18-year-old Ryan Schallenberger in jail.
Prosecutors asked for the teen to be evaluated. A federal agent said in court that Schallenberger told police that he wanted to die, go to heaven and kill Jesus.
Schallenberger was arrested April 19. He faces several state and federal charges, including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.