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HUNSTVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
A Madison County Circuit judge singed an order allowing a mental health expert access to the accused Discover School shooter.
Hammad Memon is charged with the 2010 murder of Todd Brown. Brown was shot and killed during a class change at Discovery Middle School in Madison. Memon and Brown were 14-years-old when the shooting happened.
Court documents state defense attorneys plan to use an insanity defense at trial.
The defense team filed a motion requesting the judge to allow a defense expert to conduct a mental examination on Memon. The motion adds jail officials have stated an order must be obtained before that examination can happen.
Memon, now 17-years-old, is in the Huntsville-Madison County Metro jail without bond.
Madison County Presiding Circuit Court Judge Karen Hall issued an order to allow Dr. Paul O'Leary access to Memon inside the jail. The order states Dr. O'Leary will be allowed access Tuesday.
A trial date for Memon has not been set.
A judge revoked Memon's bond after the teenager and his mother were found in Texas.Investigators say Safia Memon had passports and planned to flee the country with her son.
Safia Memon and her husband Iqbal Memon are charged with hindering prosecution. Court documents show Safia and Iqbal Memon will not go to trial until the conclusion of their son's case.