MASON, Mich. — A young Lansing-area man charged with killing his mother has been deemed competent for trial after getting a mental health exam.

The Lansing State Journal reports Judge Donald Allen made the ruling in 55th District Court on Thursday in the case of 19-year-old Andrew Willson.

A hearing to determine whether the case goes to trial is scheduled for Jan. 18.

His mother, 51-year-old Lisa Willson, was found shot in the head at their Wheatfield Township home on Sept. 8. Her son told police that he had returned home and found the body. But investigators determined that no one else had been in the house.

Andrew Willson’s lawyer has suggested that high doses of chemotherapy years ago may have affected his client’s judgment.

Information from: Lansing State Journal,

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