Former Morgan Student Charged in Cannibalism Case Found Unfit to Stand Trial
Former Morgan State University student Alexander Kinyua has been found unfit to stand trial in the murder and cannibalism of another former MSU student. Clifton T. Perkins Hospital last week informed Harford County officials that Kinyua, who faces murder charges connected to the cannibalism incident and attempted murder in an on-campus attack from May, was incompetent an unable to contribute to his own defense.
“In some instances it’s simply a knowledge deficit about how court works,” Helsel said. “More commonly, the issue is that the persons may be having difficult with distinguishing fantasy from reality, or may have delusional thoughts about what the judge’s role is or who the judge is. We treat the underlying illness that is causing them to have distorted beliefs.”
Hospital officials tell the Baltimore Sun he is likely to receive forcible psychiatric treatment until he can competently stand trial.