Lawyers: Airport shooting suspect off meds but mentally fit
September 29, 2017
MIAMI (AP) — An Alaska man charged with killing five people and wounding six in a Florida airport mass shooting has stopped taking anti-psychotic medication to treat schizophrenia but remains mentally competent to stand trial, his lawyers told a judge Thursday.
Esteban Santiago, 27, stopped taking the drug Haldol about three weeks ago because of side effects including painful muscle contractions, public defender Eric Cohen said. But he said Santiago's mental condition is good and he's actively taking part in preparations for his case, even seeming sharper and more focused than before.