Judge allows mental hospital to give man his meds


A Trumbull County judge has authorized officials at a state mental hospital to give a Trumbull County man medication that he has refused in the past.

Judge W. Wyatt McKay of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court made the order regarding James Hubbard, 52, who shot a woman to death in 1991 in the parking lot of the former Taco Bell restaurant in Niles and fired a gun at another woman on Ridge Road in Weathersfield Township on the same day.

Hubbard assaulted a male nurse at the facility recently, which is something Hubbard had never done before during his years at Heartland Behavioral Center, a psychologist testified today.

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