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Colorado grocery store mass capturing suspect decided “incompetent to stand trial currently,” district lawyer says

The suspect was declared incompetent to face trial by evaluators in October, in keeping with court docket paperwork. But prosecutors within the case have been granted a second listening to.

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, is accused of opening hearth on March 22 on the King Soopers retailer in Boulder leaving ten folks lifeless, together with a retailer supervisor and a police officer. He faces a complete of 54 fees, together with ten counts of homicide and one depend of tried homicide.

“We appeared in open court earlier today to talk about, with the court, the recent competency evaluation that came back in the case of the King Soopers shooter. In the second court order of competency evaluation, the doctor who is a widely-respected expert found the shooter to be incompetent to stand trial,” Dougherty mentioned.

This is Alissa’s third analysis, in keeping with Dougherty. The suspected shooter was evaluated by a protection professional, two docs from the state hospital, and most not too long ago by a physician chosen by the prosecutors.

“All four of those doctors, over the past three months, have determined that he is incompetent to stand trial currently,” he mentioned.

Dougherty went on to level out the excellence between competency and madness.

“Competency is different than insanity, or a mental health defect. So, we’re not talking about what he did on March 22nd. We’re talking about whether he is competent to stand trial right now,” Dougherty mentioned.

He added the docs have decided he has deteriorated whereas on the Boulder County Jail, and desires medical remedy. But based mostly on the newest evaluations, Dougherty mentioned he’s “confident” Alissa might be restored to competency.

Alissa is being despatched to a state hospital for remedy, in keeping with Dougherty, and the subsequent competency replace in court docket is about for March 15, 2022.

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