Capitol Suspect Ruled Incompetent
A federal judge found Capitol shooting suspect Russell Eugene Weston incompetent to stand trial. The judge ordered Weston to a federal correctional facility for psychiatric treatment in hopes that he could stand trial at a later date.
Court Hearing in Capitol Slayings
The man accused of killing two U.S.
Capitol Police officers made his first
court appearance, still in a
wheelchair and wearing two casts
while he recovers from bullet wounds
suffered in the July 24 shootout.
Weston's Parents Win Delay in Testimony
The family of
the man charged in the shooting deaths
of two Capitol police officers won a
delay in testimony
to a grand jury that could indict their
Westons Ordered to Testify
Federal prosecutors surprised the
parents of Russell Eugene "Rusty"
Weston Jr. and other relatives with
subpoenas during their first visit with the
wounded suspect, ordering them to
appear before a grand jury.
Before the Shootings, a String of Excesses
Before he headed east and was charged with killing two police officers in a deadly assault at the U.S. Capitol, Russell Eugene Weston Jr. spent most of his time on simple projects in the Illinois woods which he first obsessed over, then abandoned.
Family Can Visit Weston in Hopsital
Relatives of alleged Capitol gunman Russell Eugene Weston Jr. got a
judge's permission yesterday to visit him at D.C. General Hospital, clearing
the way for their first meeting with him since his arrest on murder charges.
Capitol Suspect Too Sick to Appear
Alleged U.S. Capitol gunman Russell
Eugene Weston Jr., who was shot four
times by police and remains shackled to
a bed at D.C. General Hospital, needs
more surgery and will be physically
unable to appear in court for two to
Therapists to Evaluate Suspect in Hill Killings
Attorneys for Capitol gunman Russell Eugene Weston Jr. have won court approval to have him meet with a psychiatrist and psychologist at D.C. General Hospital, where he is recovering from bullet wounds.
Hill Leaders Press for Visitors Center
House and Senate Republican leaders agreed Wednesday to move ahead with plans to construct a visitors center to help improve Capitol security.
Prosecutors Seek Clues to Weston's 'State of Mind'
Investigators are trying to build a case that Russell Eugene Weston Jr.'s alleged assault on the U.S. Capitol was a premeditated criminal act, documents and sources indicated.
Weston Case 'Fell Through the Cracks'
Russell Eugene Weston Jr.'s sudden descent into violence might have been prevented by a mental health system better equipped to monitor patients.
Montanans Struggle With Reputation
Montana has been in the spotlight for its militia movement, the arrest of Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski and now the rampage at the Capitol.
Security Measures to Get Another Look
The U.S. government uses a "patchwork quilt" of security practices that need review, said a commissioner at the General Services Administration.
Suspect's Family, Apologizing to Nation, Recalls His Ailing Mind
Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, Russell Eugene Weston Jr. usually ignored pleas that he visit the doctor, relatives said in an interview.
Former Mental Patient Charged With Murder in Capitol Rampage
Russell Eugene Weston Jr., ordered held without bond, has slipped into critical condition; doctors say he has only a "50-50" chance
A Troubled Mind Drifts to Violence at the Capitol
Russell Eugene Weston had very little to call his own an old red Chevy pickup, a modest monthly government disability check but his mind was full of grandeur.
Shots Revive but Are Unlikely to Reshape Gun Debate
Friday's Capitol incident may spark another effort to pass some limits on guns, but "no law is going to stop a crazed person," a senator said.
Family, Neighbors Describe Suspect as Suspicious of Government
Russell Eugene Weston Jr. believed the government was spying on him and was on a Secret Service list of potential threats to the president.
Debate on Access vs. Security Is Renewed
Security has tightened in recent years, but Congress has always struggled to balance the public's right to access to its national symbols with its own need for protection.
- A Loner's Odyssey
Rusty Weston was the latest in a series of deranged loners who have lashed
out at society, as if killing government officials or research scientists or
innocent bystanders would somehow assuage their inner demons.
- Slipping Past Security
Weston was on the Secret Service's master list of 25,000 people. But could
anything have stopped him?
- A Different Kind of War
Our foes used to be armies; today they're the ideologues and the drifters in