Psychologists differ on whether Said Biyad can stand trial - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Psychologists differ on whether Said Biyad can stand trial

It will take at least one more court hearing before a judge decides if a man accused of killing his four children is competent to stand trial.

Psychologists differ on their views of Said Biyad.  That's the maximum penalty Said Biyad faces, if he comes to trial, and if a jury finds him guilty of murder.

But first, attorneys have spent months arguing if Biyad is able to understand the court proceedings now against him.

He's accused of killing his children in their Iroquois Homes apartment in October 2006.  Police said Biyad came to police headquarters and told officers he had stabbed to death his children and assaulted his wife.

In March, a psychologist for the prosecution said he believed Biyad is competent.  Monday, a psychologist for Biyad said otherwise.

Tuesday, the judge will schedule another hearing for further testimony about Biyad.  His family had recently settled in Louisville when the crimes took place.

They came to town from Somalia.  In addition to murder, Biyad's also charged with attempted murder, rape and assault for attacking his wife.

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