COLORADO SPRINGS — A 21-year-old Colorado man accused of stabbing his two siblings to death in October 2017 will undergo another mental evaluation in July.
KOAA-TV reports that defense counsel for Malik Murphy told a judge in a Colorado Springs courtroom Thursday that a new mental health evaluation had been arranged. A previous evaluation of Murphy had found him competent to stand trial.
As a result of the new evaluation, the next review hearing in the case was set for Aug. 5.
Murphy had previously pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity for the fatal stabbings of 7-year-old Noah and 5-year-old Sophia Murphy.
Court records say Murphy told investigators that he had been thinking about killing everyone in the house for months “to be by myself.”
Information from: KOAA-TV, http://www.koaa.com