Suspect of Penn Valley attack ruled incompetent for trial
On Sept. 14, 2010 Governor Jay Nixon was scheduled to visit Kansas City, the next stop on his Missouri-wide tour. According to fox4kc, Nixon’s tour was made to discuss the details of a program to be implemented to expand high-speed internet service throughout the state.
The program was a large budget project. It was awarded a total of $57.6 million.
Nixon’s next scheduled venue, Penn Valley Community College, was cancelled after an incident occurred near the humanities building of the college campus.
Al Dimmitt, Penn Valley Dean of Student Instruction, along with one other person, was stabbed by assailant Casey Brezik.
Brezik is now committed to the Missouri Department of Mental Health as of Feb. 28.
According to the Kansas City Star, a Jackson County judge ruled Brezik currently incompetent to stand trial for the incident that occurred last year.
Brezik, now 23, will be assessed by mental health professionals and within six months a report of his level of competency will be produced to the courts.
Competency of a criminal defendant consists of understanding the nature of the court rulings and being able to aid in his/her defense.
Brezik is currently being charged with two counts of first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action.
Following his charges, he questioned the process.
“Do whatever you want. It doesn’t matter now,” Brezik said.
Brezik appeared to be displeased with the judge’s final ruling and as he exited the courtroom he shouted one last remark, “they’re hiding the truth.”