Man Charged With Shooting Amtrak Conductor Found Unfit

In this Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 photo, an Amtrak Acela train travels through Old Lyme, Conn. A plan to speed up Amtrak's high-speed rail corridor from Boston to Washington, D.C., is welcomed by business commuters but finding its strongest opposition in some shoreline towns in Connecticut. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A former federal employee accused of shooting an Amtrak conductor in west suburban Naperville is ruled mentally unfit to face trial.  A DuPage County judge handed down the decision to 79-year-old Edward Klein after a court-ordered evaluation found that the defendant suffered from cognitive disorder and dementia.  He could face commitment to a state mental health facility for the May 16 incident.  Klein is scheduled to appear at a status hearing on November 7th.



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