New Ibraham competency hearing set

PORT ANGELES — Prosecutors are seeking an extension of Abdinjin Ibraham’s competency restoration treatment at Western State Hospital to prepare him to stand trial for second-degree attempted murder of a correctional officer.

Prosecutors filed a motion last Wednesday to extend Ibraham’s restoration treatment by six months per a doctor’s recommendation.

The next competency hearing has been moved to 9 a.m. Oct. 25 before Superior Court Judge Brent Basden.

On Jan. 25, 2016, Ibraham was incarcerated in Clallam Bay Corrections Center on assault charges when he allegedly beat corrections officer Terry Breedlove over the head repeatedly with a metal stool.

Breedlove suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result.

Ibraham has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, post traumatic stress disorder and drug abuse issues.

He has had two courses of treatment to restore competency to stand trial.

According to the motion at his last evaluation on Oct. 7, Dr. Kenneth Muscatel and Dr. Kayla Carson with the hospital determined Ibraham was not competent, but he could be with additional time for treatment.

“There is substantial probability that further competency restoration treatment could significantly abate his symptoms to the point that he would regain the requisite capacities to proceed to trial,” Carson said in the report.


Reporter Ken Park can be reached by email at [email protected]

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