Colorado Supermarket Shooting Suspect Deemed Incompetent For Trial

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Ahwad al-Aliwi Alisa’s lawyer said on Friday that his client has a “serious” mental illness, but did not provide further details.

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DENVER (AP) – Experts have found that a man accused of killing 10 people at a Colorado supermarket earlier this year is mentally disabled, lawyers said Friday during a court hearing.

Ahvad Al Aliwi Alisa, 22, is accused of setting fire to a busy King Soopers in the college town of Boulder in March – killing a police officer, shoppers and several store workers, including an Olympic hopeful distance runner.

District Attorney Michael Dougherty said four doctors have now determined that Alisa is not mentally capable of participating in court proceedings. He requested that Alisa be sent to the Government Mental Hospital for treatment.

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Dougherty did not disclose why experts determined Alisa was not competent. Alissa’s defense attorney, Katherine Harold, said Friday that her client has a “serious” mental illness, but did not provide further details.

Judge Ingrid Bakke delivered the verdict when Dougherty revealed the test results that Alisa was incapacitated and ordered her to be sent to a mental hospital.

The verdict has put almost all proceedings in the case on hold indefinitely. Bakke scheduled another hearing for March 15, 2022, nearly a year after the shooting, to discuss whether any progress had been made in Alisa’s treatment and to decide what should happen next.

An earlier assessment found that Alisa was not mentally capable, but prosecutors asked for a second assessment.

Bakke ordered the first evaluation after Alisa’s lawyers questioned her competence based on an assessment by her own expert.

Merit issues have also delayed the prosecution of a man accused of killing three people in an attack in 2015. planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs.

Robert Deere was repeatedly found unable to proceed with the affairs of his kingdom. Federal prosecutors charged him again in 2019, but the issue of merit continued to delay the case in federal court.


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