A prosecutor in Harford County, MD today said that former Morgan State University student Alexander Kinyua will likely not have to stand trial for the murder and cannibalism of his former housemate. Citing a lack of evidence, Joseph Cassilly says Kinyua will likely remain committed in a state mental hospital without charges for that murder, pending a judge hearing recommendations from psychiatric physicians overseeing his treatment. From the Baltimore Sun:
Cassilly said he’s seen psychiatric reports from Clifton T. Perkins Hospital in both the assault and murder cases and has had an independent expert review Kinyua’s mental state. He said Wednesday that “we have basically the same diagnosis” as the first report.
“To dispute the Perkins findings, I need some sort of evidence,” he said. “I don’t have any opinion that would dispute their findings.”
Kinyua was also found not criminally responsible for an attempted murder on the Morgan campus in the hours after the university’s commencement ceremony last May.