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Accused Colorado Grocery Store Mass Shooter Found Incompetent To Stand Trial

Court-appointed psychologists have found Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, accused of killing 10 people at a King Soopers in Boulder, unfit to stand trial.

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The Colorado man accused of shooting 10 people to death at a grocery store in March was found not competent to stand trial this week.

Court records revealed on Monday that psychologists have found Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 22, incompetent to stand trial for the March 22 mass shooting at a King Soopers in Boulder, Reuters reported.

The finding was made by two court-appointed psychologists; the details of their conclusions have not been released.

Now, the prosecution is seeking a second opinion. They argue that the alleged gunman has demonstrated "an understanding of his charges, the potential sentence, the roles of the judge, prosecutor and defense attorney," a filing by prosecutor Adam Kendall obtained by NBC News stated.

Alissa’s attorney Daniel King wrote is calling the attempt “a single-minded tactic of trying an obviously incompetent defendant,” according to NBC News.

However, Boulder Chief Judge Ingrid Seftar Bakke seemed to side with the state as he granted the prosecution's second evaluation on Thursday. 

If the judge were to review the the findings and agree that Alissa is not competent to stand trial, the case would be placed on hold until the alleged mass shooter could potentially be restored to competency.

Alissa has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of  Boulder police officer Eric Talley, 51; Denny Stong, 20; Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona Bartkowiak, 49; Teri Leiker, 51; Suzanne Fountain, 59; Kevin Mahoney, 61; Lynn Murray, 62; and Jody Waters, 65. He has also been charged with dozens of attempted murder and other charges stemming from the massacre.

Alissa has been held without bond since his arrest. He was captured at the grocery store following the shooting. Video footage showed him being escorted out of the store by police with blood dripping down his right leg.

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