A judge in Baltimore ruled a man arrested in a hate crime spree against Asian American-owned businesses is incompetent to stand trial.
51-year-old Daryl Doles appeared virtually Wednesday in Baltimore City Circuit Court where the judge ordered him committed to a state psychiatric facility, reported WBAL.
A grand jury in June had indicted him on 22 counts of attempted murder, hate crime and other charges after his arrest a month earlier.
As AsAmNews reported in December, he pled not guilty to the charges. Authorities accused him of, among other things, beating two Korean American sisters with a cinderblock as they tried to close their store.
The prosecution did not attempt to contest the judge’s ruling and appeared in agreement with the defense that that would be the right decision.
Authorities say Doles crime spree began after being refused service at a liquor store. They believe he returned with a two by four to attack a security guard.
Minutes later, he went to another liquor store and police say he damaged a window display while screaming racial slurs at the Asian-owned businesses.
The final alleged attack occurred against the two sisters.
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