Murder suspect ordered medicated at hospital 

A judge has ruled that a man suspected of fatally shooting his friend in Millbrae in 2008 must take medication at the state hospital where he has been kept for almost a year.

Teyseer Zaid Najdawi, 27, was ordered Friday by San Mateo County Superior Court Judge James Ellis to be involuntarily medicated at the request of staff at Napa State Hospital, where Najdawi was placed last June.

A judge had initially decided not to have Najdawi involuntarily medicated, but the hospital had since requested to medicate Najdawi to restore his competency.

Najdawi was found incompetent to stand trial on May 15, 2009, based on reports from two court-appointed doctors.

Prosecutors alleged Najdawi fatally shot 27-year-old Millbrae resident Jack Chu on July 8, 2008, after the two had been out drinking in San Francisco.

Najdawi also faces charges for attacking his cellmate after his arrest, Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

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