Trial No. 1 begins for man accused of 3 murders in stunningly quick succession

Four months ago, Schuler’s lawyers in Palm Beach County said his anxiety over repeated trial scheduling delays led to a serious breakdown in the Shreveport, Lousiana, man’s mental health. But he has since been declared mentally competent to proceed, and his lawyer, Public Defender Carey Haughwout, said the defense is ready to go after such a long wait.