- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A judge has ordered a new psychiatrist to treat a 17-year-old boy charged as an adult with stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (https://bit.ly/1rxdcGY ) reports Westmoreland County Judge Christopher Feliciani signed the order Monday after Dr. Manuel Reich informed the court of an unspecified “conflict” in treating Alex Hribal (RY’-bal), of Murrysville.

Hribal’s attorney last month convinced the judge to order Hribal into a secure mental hospital in the wake of the Franklin Regional High School stabbings on April 9, but the judge couldn’t find a suitable facility because of concerns about the boy’s age and security status.

Instead, the judge ordered Reich and a psychologist to treat the boy at the county’s juvenile detention center. The defense eventually hopes to move the case to juvenile court.


Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, https://pghtrib.com

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