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Destiny Coulson fit to stand trial

BERRIEN CO., Mich. -- A Berrien County teen accused of killing her boyfriend will go to trial after all.

On Wednesday, a judge found 16-year-old Destiny Coulson mentally fit.

Police said she shot her boyfriend, DJ Quinn, in the face in January.

On Wednesday, a child psychologist testified he thought Coulson was faking symptoms of schizophrenia, and that she is competent enough to help in her defense.

Quinn's family told us they are overjoyed by the judge's decision.

"This is the verdict we wanted.  We knew she could stand trial we knew that, she's capable. And now we've got what we wanted we've got justice for our baby," said Lind Ross, Quinn's aunt.

Now the judge must decide whether Coulson should be tried as an adult.

A hearing is set for June 6.

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