HILLSBOROUGH (CBS/AP) — A 31-year-old parolee has been ruled mentally competent to stand trial in the shooting death of his friend in the wealthy San Mateo County suburb of Hillsborough.

A judge issued the ruling on Wednesday based on examinations of Bradley Kleiman by doctors. A trial date was set for Nov. 7.

Kleiman is charged with murder in the death of Christopher Calvache.

Authorities say Kleiman shot Calvache in June in the pool house of Kleiman’s parents’ home during an argument.

Kleiman’s attorney, Chuck Smith, said the 30-year-old Calvache pulled the gun, and his client wrestled it away and fired in self-defense.

Kleiman was on parole at the time for a 2006 battery conviction.

Hillsborough’s last homicide was in 2004.

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