A man who is facing an attempted murder charge in Leavenworth County is now competent to stand trial.

A man who is facing an attempted murder charge in Leavenworth County is now competent to stand trial.

That was a judge’s ruling Friday in Leavenworth County District Court.

Andrew G. Foderaro, 20, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, possession of cocaine, a misdemeanor count of possession of stolen property and a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.

The charges stem from an Oct. 27, 2017, incident that occurred on 227th Street in the rural Easton area.

A criminal complaint alleges that Foderaro discharged a firearm multiple times with the intent to kill another man.

The victim was taken to the hospital following the incident.

Leavenworth County Undersheriff Jim Sherley has said authorities believe the shooting resulted from a drug deal that had gone bad.

In February, a judge ruled Foderaro was not competent to stand trial. The case was put on hold while Foderaro was treated at the Larned State Security Hospital.

A hearing was held last month after the defendant returned from the hospital. At that time, Foderaro’s attorney, Carl Cornwell, requested additional time to review a report from the state hospital to determine if he wanted to present evidence regarding his client’s condition.

When Foderaro returned to court Friday, Cornwell said there are still some issues the defense will be addressing. But the defense attorney did not present any evidence regarding his client’s competency.

Based on the evaluation report, District Judge Michael Gibbens ruled that the defendant is now competent to stand trial.

Cornwell noted Friday that he previously had filed a notice of an intent to rely on defense of mental disease or defect.

Cornwell requested 30-60 days to have his client evaluated by the defense’s own forensic psychologist.

Gibbens continued the case until Dec. 5.

Foderaro remains in custody at the Leavenworth County Jail.

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