Doctors split over mental state of accused Fresno gunman


FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Doctors are split on whether a man charged with randomly gunning down three people on the streets of downtown Fresno earlier this year is mentally fit to stand trial.

A second of three doctors on Tuesday found that 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad is not capable psychologically to help his attorney represent him in court.

Authorities say that on April 18 Muhammad walked a neighborhood where he killed three people days after gunning down a motel security guard.

Defense attorney Richard Beshwate says he and prosecutors will review the doctors’ reports before deciding what to do next.

He says they could agree to send Muhammad to a mental hospital or hold a trial to decide the suspect’s mental state.

Muhammad hasn’t entered a plea. He’s due back in court in September.



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