Prison inmate ordered back to hospital

Charged with second-degree murder attempt of corrections officer at Clallam Bay

PORT ANGELES — A former Clallam Bay prison inmate who allegedly tried to kill a corrections officer in 2016 has been ordered to a second round of competency restoration at a state psychiatric hospital.

Abdinjib Ali Ibraham, 31, was ordered Friday to undergo a second 90-day restoration period at Western State Hospital in Lakewood.

Ibraham is charged in Clallam County Superior Court with second-degree attempted murder for an attack on corrections Deputy Terry Breedlove the morning of Jan. 25, 2016.

The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said Ibraham used a metal stool to repeatedly strike Breedlove on the back of the head until he was unconscious in a pool of blood.

Breedlove, who was 51 at the time of the attack, sustained a traumatic brain injury, Sheriff’s Sgt. Ed Anderson said in the affidavit for probable cause.

“Medical intervention was necessary to prevent death or further brain damage,” Anderson wrote.

Ibraham was ordered to undergo 90 days of competency restoration at Western State in April.

He was transferred to Washington Corrections Center near Shelton after the alleged attack.

In a Thursday report, Western State psychologist Eden Beesley said Ibraham met the diagnostic criteria for unspecified schizophrenia and other psychotic disorder and has a history of post-traumatic stress disorder and substance-use disorder.

“Mr. Ibraham currently lacks the capacity to understand the nature of the proceedings against him and the capacity to assist in his own defense,” Beesley said.

After an initial competency restoration period, Dr. Barry Ward of Western State concluded in April that Ibraham was “acutely psychotic with overlaid signs of mania.”

“In his current psychotic state, Mr. Ibraham lacks the ability to rationally assist in his defense, or even understand his legal peril,” Ward said.

Clallam County Superior Court Judge Brian Coughenour signed Friday an agreed order for Ibraham to have his competency restored in a second 90-day restoration period. A 180-day restoration period would be available to the court if the second attempt is unsuccessful.

The agreed order was signed by defense attorney Harry Gasnick of Clallam Public Defender and Assistant Attorney General Sean Waite, who is prosecuting the case.

The issue of involuntary medication for Ibraham will be raised in an Oct. 30 Sell hearing.

In Sell v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court set limitations on lower courts to order the forcible administration of anti-psychotic medication to incompetent defendants.

Ibraham, who was born in Somalia and immigrated to the United States at age 10, was sentenced in King County on four counts of vehicular assault, driving under the influence, second-degree taking a motor vehicle without permission and first-degree robbery.

He is scheduled to be released in that case in 2021.


Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56450, or at [email protected].

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