During a mental observation hearing Aug. 14, a DC Superior Court judge found a murder defendant competent to stand trial.
On June 12, Judge Ronna Beck ordered Kibler, 27, to undergo a full competency examination at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, DC’s psychiatric hospital. After reviewing the mental observation report, Judge Beck found Kibler competent to proceed to trial. A trial date has not been scheduled.
Neither party contested the findings of the report. The defendant is expected to be transferred from St. Elizabeth’s to the DC jail on Aug. 15.