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Schook ruled competent for trial

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James Schook during a September 2012 court appearance. James Schook during a September 2012 court appearance.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A terminally ill Roman Catholic priest accused of abusing two boys at a Louisville church in the 1970s will stand trial on sodomy charges.

A judge issued the ruling in Louisville November 7.

A state doctor testified that she examined Rev. James Schook and concluded that he can quote "rationally participate in his defense."

Schook, who is suffering from skin cancer that doctors have said is terminal, appeared in court but did not speak during the two-hour hearing.

The trial date was set for March 31, 2014.

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