Von Brunn in 'No Condition' for Court: Judge
Hospitalized museum gunman, shot in face, still in critical condition
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 15, 2009 7:27 PM CDT
A security officer directs people as they line up for the opening of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington Friday, June 12, 2009.    (Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – A white supremacist accused of fatally shooting a security guard at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum is in no condition to appear in court, a federal judge ruled today. James von Brunn, 88, was shot in the face by guards who returned his fire last week and is still hospitalized. FBI officials have said he is likely to survive.

After a brief private conversation with prosecutors and the defense at a hearing today, the judge said it would not be possible for von Brunn to have an initial appearance in the next week, either at the courthouse or in his hospital room. "Obviously, he's not able to get to court," the judge said. He scheduled another hearing for next Monday to get an update.