A state psychologist has concluded that a Hilo man suspected of a fatal 2012 shooting is unfit for trial.
Dr. Thomas Cunningham of the Department of Health testified Thursday in a fitness hearing for Mark Anthony Whyne, a former special education teacher at Pahoa and McKinley high schools.
Cunningham concluded that Whyne experiences schizophrenia.
Whyne is charged with second-degree murder and weapons offenses in the death Dec. 29 of Faafetai Fiu at Mooheau Park.
Whyne was arrested Feb. 4 at Wailoa Small Boat Harbor carrying a fanny pack with a 9mm handgun that police say was used in the shooting.
The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports two psychiatrists are scheduled to testify Nov. 22 before Hilo Circuit Judge Glenn Hara, who will decide whether Whyne is fit for trial.
Psychologist says Hilo suspect unfit for trial
Whyne was special education teacher at Pahoa, McKinleyUPDATED 12:25 PM HST Nov 01, 2013
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