Court: Doctor on trial for murder can be forcibly medicated

The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that a mentally ill doctor charged in the murder of a Yale University physician can be medicated against his will so he is competent to stand trial.

Justices released a 7-0 ruling Tuesday rejecting the appeal of Lishan Wang, who argued that forced medication would violate his constitutional rights and a 2003 U.S. Supreme Court ruling restricting involuntary medication. The decision upheld a lower court ruling saying Wang could be forcibly medicated.

The Chinese citizen is charged with killing Dr. Vajinder (vah-JIHN’-der) Toor outside Toor’s Branford home in 2010 and shooting at but missing Toor’s pregnant wife.

Authorities said the shooting apparently stemmed from a 2008 workplace dispute Wang had with Toor and other doctors at a New York City hospital.

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