Matthew Milby, accused Dixon school shooter, ruled unfit to stand trial

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DIXON, Ill. (WIFR) -- Updated: March 26, 2019, 3:55 p.m.

Matthew Milby, a man accused of opening fire​ at Dixon High School last May, was recently ruled unfit to stand trial.

A decision was made on March 22, according to Lee County court records. Earlier in the month, Milby had been ruled fit to stand trial.

Milby will soon be evaluated by the Department of Human Services and placed into an appropriate facility. The ruling comes over concerns that Milby's mental and physical health would impede his ability to understand court proceedings and assist in his own defense.

A jury trial had been scheduled for April 8, but is now expected to be postponed.

Milby was a former Dixon High School student suspected of firing shots during graduation practice at the high school on May 16, 2018. He was confronted by Dixon School Resource Officer Mark Dallas.

In June, Milby pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated discharge of a weapon. He is currently being held at Lee County Jail on a $2 million bond.

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Published: March 4, 2019, 5:20 p.m.

A Lee County Circuit Court Judge finds Matthew Milby, a man accused of opening fire​ at Dixon High School last May, fit to stand trial.

Milby was a former Dixon High School student suspected of firing shots during graduation practice at the high school on May 16, 2018. He was confronted by Dixon School Resource Officer Mark Dallas.

According to a report​ from Sauk Valley Media, a specialist testified that Milby was able to understand court proceedings and assist in his own defense despite his mental and physical health issues.

In June, Milby pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated discharge of a weapon. He is currently being held at Lee County Jail on a $2 million bond.

Final pretrial motions are due March 11. Milby's trial is scheduled to begin April 8 and expected to take multiple weeks.