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King Soopers shoots suspect for second skills assessment

The Arvada man suspected of killing 10 people at a Boulder King Soopers grocery store in March will be re-evaluated by experts to determine if he is mentally fit to stand trial, the chief justice ordered Wednesday from the 20th Judicial District, Ingrid Bakke.

The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office requested the second skills assessment after two psychologists initially determined that Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 22, was not competent to continue the criminal case against him.

Bakke also canceled Alissa’s scheduled court appearance on Thursday and postponed her preliminary hearing, which had been set for Tuesday. It has not yet been reprogrammed.

The judge ordered both the prosecution and the defense to agree on a list of four assessors and submit it to the court by October 20. She will choose an assessor from this list to perform the second mental competency test.