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Dunbar man accused in shooting remains in mental hospital

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Dunbar man accused of shooting another man multiple times last year will remain in a psychiatric hospital for further evaluation.

Franklin Delano Beverly, 31, is accused of shooting Joe Green up to nine times in an apartment complex near Shawnee Park in October 2012. Green survived the shooting.

A grand jury indicted Beverly on charges of attempted murder and malicious wounding.

A psychiatrist at the William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital in Weston told Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom on Monday that the man is still exhibiting signs of schizophrenia.

Although he's made some progress at the hospital, the doctor said, Beverly might not ever be competent to stand trial.

Bloom said the man's status would be reviewed again in six months.

 


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