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Accused Found Unfit To Stand Trial In Purdue Student’s Killing

Accused Found Unfit To Stand Trial In Purdue Student’s Killing

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – A Purdue University student, who was charged with murder after he stabbed his Indian American roommate to death in October, has been found unfit to stand trial, judges ruled.

Ji Min Sha, a 22-year-old cybersecurity major from South Korea, stabbed Varun Manish Chheda,20, a Data Science student, inside their first-floor McCutcheon Hall room on Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus.

Tippecanoe Circuit Judge Sean Persin ruled after reading a report prepared by defense-hired psychologist Dr Sean Samuels. Samuels had interviewed Sha for five hours shortly after the slaying. Sha told police that “he is extensively involved in international espionage and is a former CIA operative.”

Ruling that Sha is unfit to stand trial, Persin has appointed two doctors to treat the accused until he is found competent to understand the charges against him.

The ruling came after Sha’s attorney Kyle Cray requested the court to appoint psychiatrists, psychologists, or physicians to evaluate whether Sha is competent enough to stand trial, and his sanity at the time of the alleged murder.

Prosecutors said that Sha stabbed Chheda several times in the head and neck with a folding knife that officers found on the floor near the chair where the victim’s body was discovered.

Sha faces one count of murder for stabbing and is currently being held at the Tippecanoe County Jail.

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  • He is UNFIT to be hanged. Sooner the better otherwise innocent students will continue to lose lives.

    December 20, 2022
  • Ji Min Sha , a cybersecurity major from South Korea was admitted to Purdue university, an elite (Ivy Leaguer) school, presumably based on his academic abilities. How long was he a student and how many classes he successfully took at Purdue. During all this period he was fit and no one noticed his behavior ? Defense hired psychologist has made that conclusion. Does not meet litmus test of neutrality. Wait and see.

    December 20, 2022
  • This is mocking of Justice System. It should have been independent evaluation, if any. He was smart enough to study in College, and stabbing his roommate, but unfit for trial. What a joke!!!!

    December 24, 2022

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