Accused church shooter deemed competent to stand trial

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  A Montgomery County Judge ruled Wednesday the man indicted in a February church shooting is competent to stand trial.

2 NEWS was in the courtroom Wednesday when Judge Steven Dankof made the ruling. Daniel Schooler told the judge he wanted to fire his attorney.

Schooler was indicted in February on seven counts, including two counts of murder.

READ MORE: Schooler indicted on seven counts in church shooting

Schooler previously pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated murder and murder. 68-year-old Daniel Schooler is accused of shooting his brother in the back of St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church during Sunday services on February 28.

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