Psychologist: Accused Killer Could Be Mentally Ill

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A psychologist says a man charged with
killing his children and attacking his wife in Louisville shows signs of schizophrenia.
Dr. Wayne Herner says Said Biyad also performed poorly on a mental competency test, with a score just above what's considered
mentally retarded. Herner says he's not competent to stand trial for the killings of his four children in 2006.
Biyad, an immigrant from Somalia, is also charged with attempted murder, rape and assault for an alleged attack on his wife.
Prosecutor Carol Cobb argued in court Monday that a language
barrier could be making it difficult to assess Biyad's intelligence.
Another psychologist in March deemed Biyad fit to stand trial. A date for further hearings on Biyad's competency has not been set.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jul 15, 2008 at 03:46 AM
    What was a Somali who can't speak English doing here in the first place? Refugee from Darfur? Too many of these folks are being brought here...look at Minneapolis and the problems the Somali refugee community is causing there. I think we need to question our own intelligence as well...the IQ of the USA keeps further eroding. Our own competency shud be held in question.
  • by Mom Location: KY on Jul 14, 2008 at 03:01 PM
    Well, of course, he's crazy. Anybody would have to be crazy to do that. He still deserves the death penalty, but I doubt he will get it. Most of these people beat the system, and they know it to start with.
  • by chris Location: ermine on Jul 14, 2008 at 12:16 PM
    he should be sent straight into lethal injection after his trial anyone killing kids should get the most cruelest death ever these kids had to die slowly while there throats were cut so should he.
  • by Leo Location: richmond on Jul 14, 2008 at 11:02 AM
    He should stand trial and face his punishment and spend the rest of his life in prison or worst get the death penalty.
  • by tabatha Location: frankfort on Jul 14, 2008 at 09:15 AM
    THIS IS SICK- - heck with trail and wasting tax money give him the death penlty and dont let him see day light agian... thats horrible i dont care how bad ur mental u dont have no right to slash ur kids throats for NO reason!

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