- Associated Press - Saturday, December 5, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Doctors treating a man found incompetent last year to stand trial for the stabbing death of his son-in-law say the 78-year-old man is unlikely to become competent again.

Police say Bayapa Lingala stabbed 46-year-old Sujay Nooka on Aug. 5, 2014 at a birthday party for Nooka’s daughter.

Doctors treating Lingala this year initially found that he could understand the charges against him after he was given medication for a mental illness. But now, the doctors said Lingala suffers from dementia and significant memory impairment and is no longer competent to stand trial.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (https://bit.ly/1OFs6Lr ) that the doctors’ latest conclusion could lead to Lingala’s civil commitment or, potentially, his release.

Prosecutors have asked for a delay in Lingala’s upcoming competency to get another opinion.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com

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