Judge rules former OU student is mentally competent, will stand trial
BY ANDREW KNITTLE NewsOK.com
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
NORMAN — A former University of Oklahoma student who told police he drove from Ohio to Norman to kill a member of the women's soccer team is mentally competent and will stand trial, a judge has ruled.
An attorney representing 21-year-old Naasik Ferdous wrote in a recent court filing that his client suffers from high-functioning autism and that he has been diagnosed as having Asperger's syndrome in the past.
Ferdous, who was expelled from OU in 2011, called police in October and told them he was driving from Ohio to Norman to kill Kelsey Devonshire, goalie for the women's soccer team.
The man apparently had become obsessed with Devonshire and other female student-athletes at OU and was pulled off a January 2011 flight at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport after fellow passengers became alarmed at the way he was talking about the soccer player — a woman he'd never met.
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