New report says ex-MSU instructor fit to stand trial in killing of colleague

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After months of treatment, a state psychologist believes an ex-Missouri State University instructor is mentally competent to stand trial for allegedly murdering his former colleague.

The defense team wants another opinion.

Edward Gutting, 46, is facing a first-degree murder charge in the August 2016 killing of 66-year-old Marc Cooper.

Gutting was an instructor at MSU at the time of the homicide, and Cooper was a retired professor.

Gutting has been at the Department of Mental Health for the past year, receiving treatment following a December 2018 finding from a state psychologist that he was “incompetent to proceed at this time.”

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