FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Mental health experts are expected to testify in the case of a Broward County teenager accused of fatally shooting her friend.
The lawyer for 15-year-old Teah Wimberly claims his client suffers from serious psychological issues and needs specialized treatment that can't be offered in jail. Prosecutors argue the teen can be treated in prison.
Wimberly has been at the North Broward Jail in Pompano Beach since November.
A judge could decide Friday whether to transfer her to a Fort Lauderdale mental institution. The two sides are expected to put psychology experts and therapists on the stand.
Authorities say Wimberly and the victim had recently stopped speaking before the shooting at Dillard High School.
Wimberly has pleaded not guilty.