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Mental exam sought for teen charged in Texas school shooting

GALVESTON, Texas — Attorneys representing a teenager charged in a school shooting last year at a Texas high school are seeking a mental evaluation, saying their client cannot understand the legal proceedings against him.

because of intense publicity surrounding the case.

, Pagourtzis' attorneys argued in a court filing Monday that the teenager's mental state "has degraded to the point where there is no understanding of the matter and the proceedings."

The Galveston County District Attorney's Office declined to comment Monday on the motion.

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