Woman charged with wounding gun instructor ready for trial
Jan. 19, 2018
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman initially ruled incompetent to stand trial on charges of wounding her firearms instructor almost three years ago is now headed to trial.
WCAX-TV reports the ruling in the case of Veronica Lewis came Thursday during a hearing in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington.
Last year, a judge ruled Lewis did not have the ability to consult with her lawyer "with a reasonable degree of rational understanding."
Lewis' attorney did not respond Friday to a request for comment.
Lewis has pleaded not guilty to attempted first-degree murder in the 2015 shooting of Darryl Montague at his Westford home, where he runs a firearms business and she had a lesson. Montague survived being shot multiple times.
A prosecutor says she expects Lewis to remain hospitalized until a spring trial.