Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, the defendant in a 2021 mass shooting that killed 10 people at a Boulder King Soopers, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity on Tuesday
Judge Ingrid Bakke ruled that the defendant, who has schizophrenia, is able to understand court proceedings and contribute to his own defense.
Experts at a state mental hospital found Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 24, competent to stand trial but his defense attorney asked for the determination to be debated in court
Judge’s decision is pending, but district attorney says experts at a Colorado mental hospital feel suspect no longer has a mental disability that prevents him from aiding in his defense.
One expert found that Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa was “approaching catatonia” before being moved to the state mental hospital for treatment.
Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa remains at the state mental hospital, where he is receiving treatment, and was not in the Boulder courtroom.
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