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Ohio judge wants evaluation of teen in slaying

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio judge has ordered a mental evaluation of one of the teens charged in the fatal shooting of another boy during an after-school fight earlier this month.

The juvenile court judge in Columbus wants to determine if the 17-year-old defendant is competent to stand trial. He and a 15-year-old boy face a delinquency charge of murder in the Jan. 17 slaying of 15-year-old Kaewaun Coleman.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that an attorney for the 17-year-old filed a motion to have the charge dropped because the juvenile court had found him incompetent in four previous cases, including once in 2012.

But Franklin County Juvenile Court Judge Terri Jamison wants a new evaluation.

Police said the 15-year-old suspect shot Coleman with a gun supplied by the 17-year-old.

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