A California jury will determine the mental competency of the former US Davis serial stabbing suspect Carlos Dominguez near the university’s campus, who was ruled unfit to stand trial by a medical expert.
The UC Davis Killer
Carlos Dominguez was first arrested in May following three brutal attacks near the university’s campus causing businesses to close early and students to shelter in place.
The serial stabbing began on April 27 when a 50-year-old homeless man, David Henry Breaux, known as the “Compassion Guy,” was killed while resting in a park. A UC Davis student, Karim Abou Najm, a 20-year-old, was killed in another park two days later. Kimberlee Guillory, a homeless woman in her 60s, was stabbed in her tent by railroad tracks but survived.
Dominguez, who had recently dropped out of the school, was captured several days later.
NBC News reported that after Carlos Dominguez, was indicted with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder, a judge ordered him to undergo a psychiatric assessment and rejected Dominguez’s request for bail. At that same hearing in Yolo County Superior Court in May, Dominguez interrupted the proceedings to notify the court he did not want a lawyer.
Psychiatric Examiner Announced That Carlos Dominguez Unfit To Stand Trial
On Tuesday, a psychiatric examiner ordered that the former university student is unfit to stand trial, but prosecutors disagreed. The judge ordered another hearing to be conducted on the 24th of July to determine Dominguez’s capability by the jury if they will hear evidence and determine his mental competency.
During Tuesday’s hearing, Dominguez with long hair and wearing a safety smock interrupted the hearing to say that he wanted to apologize.“I just wanted to say I’m sorry and that I’m guilty.” The statement was not documented in the court record, however, because of the doctor’s “not competent” verdict.
If the jury finds Carlos Dominguez competent, a criminal trial would follow.