Judge Finds Defendant Incompetent to Stand Trial

A DC Superior Court judge found a domestic violence defendant incompetent to stand trial. 

The defendant is charged with simple assault, attempted threats to do bodily harm and sex abuse. He was previously found incompetent on July 16. 

During the Aug. 14 hearing, Judge Gerald Fisher held the defendant at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, DC’s psychiatric institution, so he could receive inpatient treatment in an effort to restore his competency.

On March 4, the defendant allegedly harassed a woman at the Waterfront Metro Station. He told the victim, “I’m going to beat you up.” She boarded a train to avoid him, but he followed her, continuing the assault her verbally. When she attempted to leave the train, he blocked her path.  

He was charged with attempted threats to do bodily harm for this incident.

On March 28, he allegedly grabbed the victim’s thigh at some point between the Stadium-Armory and Potomac Avenue metro stations. The defendant followed her as she got off the train to get away from him. 

“She said I could sit next to her and touch her,” he told the arresting officer on the day of the crime. 

He was charged with simple assault and sex abuse.

At the request of defense attorney Albert Amissah, Judge Fisher scheduled the defendant’s next hearing for Sept. 18.