A trial for Kori Mohammad, accused of a mass shooting in Fresno on April, was delayed Friday until January so it can be determined if he is mentally competent.
Mohammad will next appear in court Dec. 7 for a settlement conference before Superior Court Judge Brian Alvarez. Mohammad’s competency will be the issue. During the very brief court appearance Friday, Mohammad shouted “let black people go” and “reparations,” before he was hustled out the courtroom.
Attorney Richard A Beshwate, who is representing Mohammad, said outside of court that he believes his client is suffering from “severe mental illness.”
Beshwate said Mohammad has been examined by three doctors, and two of them agreed that Mohammad is incompetent to stand trial at this time. That would likely mean that he would be treated at a state mental hospital until a time that it was determined that he could understand the charges against him and stand trial.