HAGATNA, GUAM – A Guam judge on Wednesday scheduled a second psychiatric evaluation of the suspect in a stabbing rampage that killed three Japanese tourists and wounded 11 others.
Judge Anita Sukola said Karen Fukutaki from the Judiciary of Colorado will re-examine Chad De Soto, 21, on Nov. 2.
De Soto has pleaded not guilty to charges of multiple aggravated murder and attempted aggravated murder on the grounds of mental illness.
“What I’ll do then . . . is to set this for trial setting on Dec. 18 and that will give you ample time to review the findings of the expert,” Sukola told De Soto’s lawyer in a hearing.
De Soto has already been examined by a Guam court-appointed psychiatrist, but his lawyer sought both the sealing of that evaluation’s findings and a second test by a different expert.
De Soto is accused of running over several Japanese tourists with his car and stabbing others on the night of Feb. 12.
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