After two doctors found that Fresno mass killer Kori Muhammad was not mentally competent to stand trial, the Fresno County District Attorney took the extraordinary move to have a third physician review his mental state.
The results: Muhammad is competent to stand trial.
Now, a jury of Fresno County residents will ultimately decide if Kori Muhammad will stand trial.
Legal analyst Tony Capozzi explained to ABC30 that the competency standard is not the same as insanity or other mental health disorders, but merely focused on Muhammad’s ability to understand the process of a trial.
That bar may be enough for a jury to clear it and send Muhammad, who killed four civilians in an April rampage in downtown Fresno.