April 8, 2016 03:01 PM

Braxton Moody IV
A Lafayette judge has decided to weigh for himself whether the scion of a wealthy South Louisiana newspaper family is mentally competent enough to be released from a psychiatric hospital and stand trial, according to a report in The Advocate.

Braxton Moody IV has been confined at a mental-health facility since his arrest last summer after he allegedly fired a gun at the boyfriend of his ex-wife. The 64-year-old, whose family owns a number of small-town Louisiana newspapers and after whom UL Lafayette’s business school is named, faces two decades in prison, but so far his mental-health issues are complicating adjudication of the case.

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