FRESNO, Calif. — The Latest on a man accused in a Fresno shooting rampage (all times local):
A black man charged in a racially motivated shooting rampage on the streets of Fresno made repeated outbursts in court as his mental stability remains under question.
Kori Ali Muhammad interrupted a Friday hearing, declaring that black people should be let go.
Police arrested Muhammad on April 18, moments after they say he randomly gunned down three white men. He’s also charged with killing an unarmed motel security guard days earlier.
The 39-year-old is eligible for life in prison or a death sentence.
Before facing criminal charges, the judge wants to hear whether he is stable enough to defend himself in court.
Muhammad’s defense attorney Richard Beshwate said he agrees that question needs to be settled.
A doctor’s evaluation should be ready by Muhammad’s next court date on June 1.
A black man charged with killing three white men in a racially motivated shooting rampage on the streets of Fresno could learn whether he’s mentally stable enough to face criminal charges.
Kori Ali Muhammad is due in a Fresno courtroom Friday morning.
Charges against the 39-year-old include four counts of first-degree murder for the three men killed April 18 and an unarmed motel guard days gunned down days before.
Prosecutors say that the charges make Muhammad eligible for life in prison or a death sentence.
However, Muhammad has made outbursts in earlier court hearings. His defense attorney has said Muhammad’s mental issues must be addressed.
That prompted a judge to suspend the criminal case, ordering a psychological exam of Muhammad.
The doctor’s report could be ready Friday.