- Associated Press - Thursday, June 29, 2017

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - An arraignment has been delayed for a Wisconsin man charged with shooting and seriously injuring an Amtrak conductor in Illinois.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2sWoXlS ) that prosecutors and public defenders have agreed to delay 79-year-old Edward Klein’s arraignment as prosecutors review his recently completed mental fitness evaluation. The West Allis, Wisconsin man is charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery. Officials say he shot the conductor May 16 because he wasn’t allowed to disembark early at a suburban Chicago stop.

Public defender Jeff York on Wednesday declined to discuss details of Klein’s mental fitness report. But York said he would seek a mental fitness hearing based on the report.

Klein is held on $1.5 million bail. His case is next due in court July 31.

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Information from: Daily Herald, https://www.dailyherald.com


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