Alex Hribal transfer hearing scheduled for Sept. 26

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A hearing ​​to determine whether Alex Hribal can transfer to a mental health treatment facility while awaiting trial on attempted homicide charges in the Franklin Regional High School knife attack has been scheduled for Sept. 26.

Defense attorney Patrick Thomassey wrote in a June motion that the 16-year-old continues to "deteriorate" in the Westmoreland County juvenile detention center, where he has been held since his April 9 arrest.

A hearing on the requested move to Adelphoi Village, a secure residential treatment facility in Derry, is scheduled for 9 a.m. before Common Pleas Judge Christopher Feliciani of Westmoreland County.

Alex is accused of slashing or stabbing 20 students and a security guard in a first-floor hallway before the start of classes. He has been charged as an adult with 21 counts each of attempted homicide and aggravated assault and a count of having a weapon on school property.

A forensic psychiatrist who evaluated the teen found he suffers from a depressive disorder​ and other problems, his attorney wrote in the motion. 


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