Trial delayed in Washburn football player's fatal shooting

The trial for the murder of FSU Professor Dan Markel should begin tomorrow. (MGN Image)
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The trial will be delayed for a man charged with killing a Washburn University player and wounding a player who went on to play in the NFL.

Eighteen-year-old Francisco Alejandro Mendez was scheduled to go on trial Tuesday but it was postponed while he is tested to determine if he is competent to stand trial.

He is charged with first-degree murder in the April 2019 death of Dwane Simmons. He is also charged with attempted murder in the shooting of Corey Ballentine, who played for the New York Giants this year.

Authorities say the shooting occurred in Topeka just hours after Ballentine learned he had been drafted.