Suspect in firearms instructor shooting now competent for trial
A woman accused of shooting her firearms instructor in 2015 will now be tried for attempted murder.
The decision came Thursday morning during a competency status hearing for Veronica Lewis. The court ruled Lewis is now mentally fit to stand trial. That's a reversal from last year when she was deemed incompetent and hospitalized.
The New York woman had pleaded not guilty to shooting Darryl Montague at his Westford home during a gun lesson.
The prosecutor tells us that despite the ruling, she expects Lewis will remain in the hospital until trial this spring.